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Student Success & Equity

The Office of Student Success & Equity (SSE) supports the mission of the university through its collaborative efforts to foster student learning and achievement by providing services and supports necessary for students to accomplish their academic goals. SSE works to ensure that our diverse student body has an equitable opportunity to live and learn at Whitworth University. Our programs and initiatives are designed to create an inclusive community that challenges students, faculty, and staff to think critically and broaden their cultural knowledge bases in our ever-changing society. This area is committed to improving and strengthening greater synergy around retention, persistence and access efforts at Whitworth University. This is done by coordinating campus-wide efforts to develop effective onboarding and support mechanisms along students' pathways toward their educational goals. Multiple programs support the work of advancing student outcomes. Those programs and offices include:

Student Success

  • Academic/Faculty Support (Early Alert System)
  • Help-a-Pirate resource program
  • Success Coaching

Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • International Student Support
    • Global Gateway: first year transition pre-orientation for new international students
  • Programs for Intercultural Development
    • Act Six Leadership Scholarship
    • Building Unity & Cultivating Success (BUCS) Bridge-first year transition program for underrepresented students-race/ethnic backgrounds and first-generation students
    • Building Unity & Cultivating Success (BUCS) peer mentoring for underrepresented students-race/ethnic backgrounds and first-generation students
    • Cultural Diversity Advocate (CDA) student leadership
    • Empower U Workshops for Student Development
  • Events for Intercultural Development & Awareness
    • Diversity Monologues
    • Whitworth Top Chef: Cultural Cooking Education & Awareness
    • Cultural Awareness Socials

Educational Support Services

  • Disability Resources
  • Medical Accommodations
  • Exam & Proctor Services