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Division of Student Affairs

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Cougar Community 

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students through programs, services, and spaces.  


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Engagement & Leadership

Cougs are involved in student organizations, student government, sports, the arts, community service and more. 


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Places & Spaces

Places and spaces for Cougs to find programming and services are located all around the WSU Pullman campus. 


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Campus Life

Cougs, find the resources you need to make WSU Pullman a safe and comfortable home away from home. 


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Meet the VP

Mary Jo Gonzales brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her position of VP Student Affairs at WSU. 


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Learn more about Student Affairs' ongoing division and university-wide campaigns and initiatives.



Become Engaged with WSU’s Campus Culture and Climate Efforts

Opportunities are available for students, faculty, and staff to work alongside their colleagues on the Campus Culture and Climate working groups. Individuals who are interested in contributing their time and expertise or are passionate about one of the five areas are encouraged to submit their information here along with the name of the group in which they feel they can bring valuable insight. Read the latest working group update.

Resources for Our Students: A message from Dan Bernardo and Mary Jo Gonzales

Dear Colleagues, The start of a semester can be an exciting, yet stressful time frame for our students. As such, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you of some of the key resources we have available at WSU and thank you for extending the warm Cougar spirit to each of our students. Read more about student resources

Finding Identity and Expression at WSU

Bob Dlugosh says that he and his roommate, Al, “were always chumming around Pullman together.” Best friends, Bob figured Al for straight, but he liked the guy so much he didn’t let it bother him. Bob did wonder if Al knew he was gay. In 1968, “gay” felt like a brand new word. So it probably wasn’t the one used on the sign Al and Bob found tacked to their Stephenson Hall door: “Bob and Al are gay.” Read more from Washington State Magazine.

Hands-on research experience sets students apart

Before becoming a McNair Scholar, WSU senior and first-gen student Lysandra Perez was an MSS mentor and a Smart Start participant. Read more Perez in the Seattle Times.