Employee Resource Groups

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The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Advocacy Council is to ensure that LGBTQ+ people and issues matter at Western and the larger community. We provide support, advocacy, and resources for the students, staff and faculty of Western Washington University.

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The Faculty and Staff of Color Council is an advisory board that makes recommendations to the President on all matters pertaining to diversity, or issues that affect faculty/staff of color. The Council also serves as a catalyst for social engagement and community for faculty and staff of color. All activities shall advance the educational and cultural philosophical principles of inclusiveness and advocacy, and engender mutual respect for all groups.

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CAP aims to “implement and model practices to improve our recruitment and retention of diverse staff, faculty, and administration” by facilitating programming and conversations to increase the visibility of parental identities and experiences. Representatives from multiple backgrounds, genders, and family situations are invited to join the conversation as the committee moves forward with goals and action plans.