Diversity at Willamette

If you talk to our students, you'll notice they each have a story to tell, a different way of looking at life that reflects their heritage and hometown.  But they're all here for the same reason: They want an education that challenges their intellect and prepares them for a promising future.

Willamette's commitment to diversity is based on respect, fairness and the belief that everyone has something special to offer.  Willamette is a community that will honor your ideas and celebrate your heritage.  Our student organizations cut across cultural barriers and plan some of the largest events on campus, while our academic programs reflect the diverse interests of our faculty and students.  As a result, a spirit of open-mindedness pervades every aspect of campus life.

Admission Programs

Access to Excellence: Diversity Preview Weekend

Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 2015
Friday & Saturday, April 10-11, 2015

Contact Veronica Ortiz (503-375-5367) for program details.

Scholarship Opportunities

Diversity Resources

Downloadable Publications

"Diversity and pluralism are critically important to Willamette students in this ever-changing world. At Willamette University, our goal is to lay the groundwork for everyone to be treated with dignity. By valuing the points of view that emerge from diverse cultural heritages and ethnic backgrounds, we enlarge our aesthetic horizons, enrich our intellectual discourse, sharpen our historical perspectives and give increased focus to who we are and what we stand for as a nation.

As a student body, a faculty and an administration, we promote the expression of different voices and viewpoints in all venues available to us.

We welcome you to join us in this pursuit."

Veronica Ortiz
Associate Director of Admission