Welcome to Student Success Initiatives!

Student Success Initiatives (SSI) is a unit of the Enrollment and Student Services division at WWU, and is comprised of the following departments: Academic Advising Center, Career Services Center, Student Outreach Services, and Western Success Scholars. This website provides information on the services provided by each of these departments, as well as information about the SSI unit. 

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First-Generation Celebration 2022

Celebrate Western's First-Generation students, faculty, staff and alumni on

Tuesday, November 8th
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Viking Union 565

Opening remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. Drop by for FREE food and first-gen themed giveaway items at the Student Services Resource Fair. This event is about and for YOU!

Offices tabling at this event include:

Academic Advising Center, ADEI Unit, Basic Needs Support, Career Services Center, CBE Student Success Center, Counseling & Wellness Center/Student Resilience, Disability Access Center, Education Abroad Office, Financial Aid, First-Year Programs, Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, Student Outreach Services, Tutoring Center. 


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Learn more about why we celebrate on November 8th