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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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Safety & Campus Living

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.



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.

WSU Team Mentoring Program Receives Presidential Award

The Washington State University Team Mentoring Program directed by J. Manuel Acevedo has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Read more about TMP.

Student Affairs Division Recognizes Contributors to Divisional Excellence

WSU Division of Student Affairs recognized the efforts of three outstanding departments during a May 9 all-division gathering. Read more about division awards.

Graduating senior uses violent past as motivation for a better life

When WSU senior Michael Stills, Jr. receives his diploma in May, it will mark the culmination of a long and difficult journey that started on the gang-infested streets of Atlanta, Georgia. Read more about Michael Stills