Equity and Inclusion


CSE Inclusion Mission Statement

The College of Science and Engineering’s goal is to nurture a supportive and inclusive environment and culture by actively building a college of faculty, staff, and students that values and is reflective of the diverse communities served by WWU, promoting best practices sustaining and supporting equity, inclusivity, and diversity, and by investing in programs that support student success.

Community Ambassador Program

There is a critical need to improve communication within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) between students, staff, faculty, and the administration.

The community ambassador programs aim to foster a more inclusive and equitable space for all. In each CSE department, there is one Student Ambassador and one Faculty Ambassador. Ambassadors act as liaisons between students, staff, faculty, and the Dean of CSE, and they seek to engage in issues around advocacy, equity, and diversity in STEM. 

These Community hours are a time for students, staff and faculty to bring concerns, feedback or questions as it related to equity, inclusion and diversity within STEM. We hope that we, the Student and Community Ambassadors, and the STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, can advise and also guide people to college, university or external resources.

Geology Community Ambassadors and STEM Inclusion & Outreach Specialist

Ahna Nixon, Geology Student Community Ambassador


Community Hours:

Spring Quarter office hours will be posted soon!

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 741 341 8705
Passcode: 1710

These hours are a time for students to bring concerns, feedback or questions as they relate to equity, inclusion and diversity within STEM.

Dr. Sean Mulcahy, Geology Faculty Community Ambassador

Sean wearing a red and black fleece and cap with sunglasses on top
Thursdays, 12-1pm

Community Hours:

Thursdays, 12-1pm

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 981 6585 5282

Email: mulcahs@wwu.edu

Phone: 360-650-3645

Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff, STEM Inclusion & Outreach Specialist

Tuesdays, 11-noon Thursdays, 3-4pm

STEM Inclusion and Outreach Mission: To cultivate and maintain partnerships with faculty and inclusion programs locally & nationally that are devoted to the recruitment, retention and support of underrepresented students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Community Hours

Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff will be hosting remote office hours via Zoom Tuesdays, 11-noon, and Thursdays from 3-4pm. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to discuss any opportunities, issues, or ideas they may have on how to enhance our equity and inclusion efforts during this time. In order to protect privacy and potentially sensitive issues, you will be placed into a waiting room upon joining the meeting until Regina is available to speak to you one-on-one.

Please send Regina an email in order to receive the Zoom link.