Western Washington University Changemaker Campus

“Active Minds Changing Lives” is an essential element to understanding Western Washington University’s campus and community. It is a definition, an explanation, a motivator and our vision for the future. We are changemakers now, and we strive to be better.

Western provides its community with an abundance of opportunities to actively engage in meaningful, experiential learning in and out of the classroom. This has led to campus and community engagement, which is especially evident in our strong connection with non-profits that are committed to social change.

We have more than 260 active student clubs, most oriented around social activism and long-term change. We have self-organized faculty groups who continually reaffirm our campus commitment to providing meaningful education for students.

Western Washington University Thought Leadership

2021 Exchange:
Leading & Sustaining Changemaking in Times of Disruption

2020 Exchange:
Pursuit of a Virtuous Cycle for Social Impact:  Aligning campus-wide strategy, rankings, accreditation, & recognition

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.