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
WCU shows marked improvement and is in the top 10 in three categories of the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2022, it was recently announced.
When WCU alumnus Matthew McDonough starts his third year of graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall, he’ll do so as a member of a select group.