OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

We envision Western Oregon University as a community that is truly equitable, and free from violence and oppression, in order for students to have continued access to the education they deserve.

Our mission is to provide the campus community with educational opportunities, resources, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. We embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence and oppression, while providing safety, support, and space for healing to individuals who experience disruptions in their wellbeing.

OUR VALUES

SOCIAL JUSTICE
SAFETY
GROWTH
COMMUNITY
RESILIENCE
EMPOWERMENT

OUR NAME

Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway was born in 1834. Though known for being the first woman to register to vote in Oregon, she additionally fought for women’s right to vote and own property in the state for over forty years.

The name Abby’s House was chosen in honor of Abigail and her fight for women’s rights.

Read more about Abigail here.