Equal Opportunity & Access
Diversity Resources at WIU
The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center provides ongoing cultural experiences, academic enhancement opportunities, and social programs designed to aid in the adjustment of African American students at Western Illinois University.
The mission of the Casa Latina Cultural Center is to provide support services for Latino and International students and to further provide an informed understanding of the Latino people to Western's community, surrounding areas and people in the State of Illinois.
Today's world is undergoing rapid social and technological change that directly impacts our future as a institution, society and nation. Western Illinois University believes strongly in the development of an international perspective and we strive to provide our students and faculty with a variety of international opportunities.
Western Illinois University is committed to justice, equity, and diversity. Providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment in which Disability Support Services (DSS) plays a primary role.
Multicultural Services promotes diversity on campus. College campuses have become increasingly diverse over the past two decades, thus Multicultural Services was created by the Office of Student Activities to promote and celebrate diversity within the WIU campus.
The Women's Center's Mission is to promote gender equity through education, support and advocacy and to respond to issues affecting the status of female students, faculty and staff on campus, as well as women in the community and in society.
The Western Organization for Women (WOW) was established in 1971 out of concern for women’s opportunities for advancement on the campus of Western Illinois University.