Diversity at Western Carolina University is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. It includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, geography, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and linguistic differences, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
WCU offers many opportunities for students to engage with others from diverse backgrounds as well as programs to support diverse students.
Students at WCU can explore difference through academic programs designed to prepare students for a diverse global business community.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs offers training and resources for campus stakeholders.
In the wake of uncertainty & injustice, WCU stands with our African American students, faculty, staff, alumni, and with their families and friends. We unequivocally stand against racism and injustice and strive for all to feel welcome in Catamount Country. “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” – James BaldwinRead More
Rising of the Necessary Diva is a one-woman show created and performed by WCU's Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. Tiffany Renee Jackson
WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will feature a keynote address from Lisa Blackmon to highlight this year’s theme - "Building a Legacy of Leadership."
The funds from this grant will be used by WCU, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Wilmington to support students in pursuit of STEM degrees at these institutions.