Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity, Access, Equity, and Inclusion

What We Believe

All service members and veterans should have access to quality higher education.

We are dedicated to addressing the educational gap that exists for enlisted service members and veterans, particularly recognizing the connection of intersecting identities. 

The diverse experiences and talents of those who serve are elevated through a shared commitment of service that provides them with a distinctive quality to be successful in higher education and beyond.

How we live it: 

WSP’s mission is to ensure all veterans are equipped and prepared to enter higher education institutions, while distinguishing the individual pathways to and through higher education. We intentionally craft an inclusive environment for our diverse cohorts  of student veterans to be successful. To hold ourselves accountable, we consistently engage with our community to assess the alignment of our commitment and how we live it out to maintain that our diverse community believes they are included and belong.

18.8 %
Our Current State: 18.8% of summer 2021 cohort are marginalized genders (Women, femme of center, nonbinary, gender nonconforming)
25 %
Our Goal: at least 25% of our cohort should be marginalized genders by the end of 2022
52.8 %
Our Current State: 52.8% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) veterans
50 %
Our Goal: at least 50% of cohorts should be BIPOC veterans (note: roughly 30% of the active duty military identifies as BIPOC)

Women Veterans Initiatives

We are committed to serving and supporting women veterans. Here are some of the ways we are fulfilling that mission:

  • All-female boot camp cohorts
  • Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues (WVEDs): A series of informational small group talks given by female or feminine-of-center veterans
  • Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues Facebook community
  • Women veterans newsletter to share female-specific events and resources