The Office for Access, Equity & Achievement (AEA) is part of the Division of Student Affairs at Washington State University.
The Office for Access, Equity & Achievement will be seen as the preeminent office at Washington State University that provides outreach and comprehensive support services that improve the transition, persistence, retention and graduation outcomes for first-generation, low-income, and otherwise underrepresented students at WSU.
The mission of the Office for Access, Equity & Achievement is to provide the executive administrative oversight and leadership to advance the development and implementation of effective outreach and retention programs with a specific focus on underrepresented student populations.
To meet the mission of AEA our approach is to:
- Build key partnerships to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds that successfully transition and graduate from WSU.
- To serve as a critical advocate for student access and success in higher education.
- Oversee the delivery of didactic services (such as instruction and tutoring) and experiential services (such as cultural events and workshops) that give students the academic skills, self-confidence, and career guidance to continue in and successfully complete college.
- Provide professional development opportunities for staff in order to provide relevant and effective services.
- Procure external grant funding to continue to enhance the delivery of services provided to students and to enrich the educational experience of underrepresented student at WSU.