WOU Fostering Success


Western Oregon University’s Fostering Success works to connect students with the many support services available at WOU and in the community. We contribute to a foster-friendly campus environment through education, awareness, mentorship, and support services. Most importantly, we strive to create a community and college campus that foster students can call “home.”

WOU fostering success has several benefits and hosted events for foster students:

  • Student led Foster Club Organization
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Scholarship and grant application workshops
  • Foster care awareness month
  • Luncheons
  • Graduation gowns that can be borrowed (save foster students money)
  • Honorary Foster success Cords
For more information about the WOU’s Foster Success initiative and how you can support our work, please contact Dr. Emily Plec at 503-838-8819 or plece@wou.edu.