Office of Diversity, Recruitment and Retention

Welcome to the Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention Office!

Purpose and Mission

The Diversity Recruitment and Retention (DRR) Office supports the Woodring College of Education in its commitment to fostering a culture of learning that advances knowledge, embraces diversity, and promotes social justice. The DRR office provides intentional and critical college access and student support services to prospective and current Western Washington University students of color through culturally responsive and purposeful outreach, pathway programming, and student engagement. Furthermore, the DRR office strives to create a space with students of color, students from other underrepresented groups, and allies to build a community to provide leadership, mentorship, support systems, and share conversations about diversity and inclusion in education and society.  

As part of a collective with other programs, centers, academic affairs, and student services, and organizations, the DRR office is committed to dismantling unjust current conditions and practices that dehumanize and prevent our students of color from access to our college programs and resources.   

Upcoming Events

Application Open Now !WE ARE HIRING PEER MENTORS FOR 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR!

The Diversity Recruitment and Retention (DRR) Office supports the Woodring College of Education in its commitment to fostering a culture of learning that advances knowledge, embraces diversity, and promotes social justice.

About the Roles

We expect to invite 10 students to the 2022-2023 Peer Mentor Program. Woodring’s Peer Mentors are integral to ensuring all students are connected, valued during their time at Western Washington University, and student support and academic programs are of the highest quality.

Link to Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxjnInH0Sp_ChbNl873oe8H8bgfJIaENit8-p7OjFhfWvcYQ/viewform

For any questions please email kellye5@wwu.edu