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.

2023 Cohort Demographics

23% of 2023 cohorts are underrepresented genders (women, nonbinary, gender nonconforming)

65% of 2023 cohorts are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) veterans

57% are first-generation college students, defined as their parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree

Women Veterans Initiatives

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

  • All-women 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.

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