Office for Access, Equity, & Achievement


With dedicated staff and strong campus community support, our programs and participants see tremendous growth and achieve many accomplishments! Check out our highlights below:

HEP Graduation

Details: HEP at WSU was proud to boast an 86% graduation rate from Cohort 9 that ran from September 5th to October 6th here on the Pullman campus. Graduate families from all over Washington joined WSU staff on October 6th to congratulate 4 of the graduates on earning their GED with cake, refreshments and encouraging words. HEP’s next graduation is tentatively planned for November 10th. For more information about HEP graduation or HEP in general please contact Ian Norland at or 509-335-3397.



WSU CAMP Student Places 2nd In Professional Clothing Fashion Competition.

Details: CAMP student Kristina Mercado placed second place for a project supported by WSU First Lady Noel Shulz. Students in AMDT 492 were tasked to create a professional women’s Washington State University spirit wear for women over 30. Kristina's design is under consideration for mass production.

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First-Generation Abroad in Rome

Details: First-Generation Abroad is WSU’s study abroad program designed exclusively for students who are first in their family to attend college. Last summer, first generation students traveled to Rome.

First Generation Study Abroad Program Receives National Recognition

Details: After recently learning this program has been named a finalist for the Innovative New Program Award given by, Navarijo, director of WSU’s First Scholars…

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Rising Tide

Details: Washington State University is one of the few Universities across the nation, setting the example for an increase in graduation for underrepresented students...

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CAMP Student Present for Supreme Court Immigration Deliberation

Details: CAMP student, Adilenne Villanueva, had the opportunity to intern in Washington D.C. this Summer and had the opportunity to witness the Supreme Court deliberate on executive actions put forth by President Obama: DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, and Extended DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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2016 Access & Opportunity Forum

Details: Thank you to all who participated in our 2016 Access & Opportunity Forum! Staff from AEA and partner programs were in attendance during the training that included a faculty panel, student panel, legislative updates and guest presentation from the College Board. 

Black History Month

Details: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Please join the celebration at WSU by attending these great events.