Western Oregon University creates lasting opportunities for student success through transformative education and personalized support.
To become Oregon’s campus of choice for students, faculty and staff who seek a student-centered learning community.
Western Oregon University will achieve this vision by:
Our practices are guided by our values:
As the first public institution of higher education established in Oregon, we uphold an enduring commitment to the value of teaching and learning. Our academic and co-curricular activities enhance the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of our region and the larger world. To serve the greater good, we educate individuals in an accessible and supportive environment. Our students enjoy a personalized experience in a comprehensive, mid-sized public university. The knowledge and abilities cultivated in our graduate programs meet compelling needs for work, service and leadership beyond our campus. Western Oregon University empowers its students, employees and alumni to lead meaningful, responsible lives.