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Welcome, Leatherneck!

 
 

Welcome to Western Illinois University!

Scroll this page for everything you need to know to get started, including making the grade, getting involved, understanding your responsibilities as a Leatherneck, knowing your campus, your community, and showing your Leatherneck pride by downloading desktop wallpapers for your phone, tablet, and laptop.

 

Make the Grade

 
 

Consistent with Western's commitment to academic excellence, there are many resources, services, and programs designed specifically to assist students in realizing their academic potential.

 

Get Involved

 
 

Develop professional skills and make relationships which will benefit you for the rest of your life.

 

Know your Responsibilities

 
 

We, the students of Western Illinois University,

having learned from the past 100 years, reaffirm the values of excellence in higher education as established by our founders. As a member of this community…I will challenge myself to uphold the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in my learning. I will strive to create understanding, respect, and openness to difference among all members of my community. I will strengthen my community and its members by actively advancing the goals that better Western Illinois University. We recognize these values as evidence of a successful past and as keys to a promising future.

 

Know your Campus

 
 

We, the students of Western Illinois University,

The college experience offers many new and exciting challenges. It is important to realize you are not alone in dealing with these new and perhaps unfamiliar situations. There are many people and services available on our campus to help ease your transition. Whether you are an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student, we encourage you to begin your future at Western by learning about the campus and its many programs, services, and resources. These resources will continue to provide assistance throughout the year as you adjust to academic and campus life. We wish you much academic and personal success!

 

Know your Traditions

 
 

We, the students of Western Illinois University,

having learned from the past 100 years, reaffirm the values of excellence in higher education as established by our founders. As a member of this community…I will challenge myself to uphold the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in my learning. I will strive to create understanding, respect, and openness to difference among all members of my community. I will strengthen my community and its members by actively advancing the goals that better Western Illinois University. We recognize these values as evidence of a successful past and as keys to a promising future.

 

Know your Community

 
 

We, the students of Western Illinois University,

having learned from the past 100 years, reaffirm the values of excellence in higher education as established by our founders. As a member of this community…I will challenge myself to uphold the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in my learning. I will strive to create understanding, respect, and openness to difference among all members of my community. I will strengthen my community and its members by actively advancing the goals that better Western Illinois University. We recognize these values as evidence of a successful past and as keys to a promising future.

 

Show your Leatherneck Pride

 
 

We, the students of Western Illinois University,

having learned from the past 100 years, reaffirm the values of excellence in higher education as established by our founders. As a member of this community…I will challenge myself to uphold the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in my learning. I will strive to create understanding, respect, and openness to difference among all members of my community. I will strengthen my community and its members by actively advancing the goals that better Western Illinois University. We recognize these values as evidence of a successful past and as keys to a promising future.