At Western Carolina University, we strive to attract and retain a diverse student body, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, nationalities, abilities, and socio-economic statuses. We recognize that each person brings unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that enrich our learning environment and enhance our collective understanding of the world.
WCU’s University Participant Program has become fully accredited by the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council.
Evelyn Rucker has been named the new Intercultural Affairs director at WCU.
Ricardo Nazario-Colón, WCU’s inaugural chief diversity officer, has been appointed by the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees as the senior vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.