What matters for Washingtonians? This question guides everything WSU does—it always has and it always will.
125 years ago, Washington State College was established to educate, to innovate, and to advance a still young Washington state. Since then, this land-grant research university has evolved alongside the changing needs of the citizens, communities and industries it serves, but the purposeful work of WSU’s faculty, staff, and students has always been—and will always be—to advance what matters most for Washingtonians.
Today what matters is affordable education, access to quality healthcare, innovative and practical research that makes a difference for Washington’s people, industries, and environment. We care about agriculture–the state’s oldest and still largest industry—and we care about what the future holds. And in our interconnected world, what matters for Washingtonians also matters for our nation and around the globe.
During The Campaign for WSU, gifts of every size added up to make a big difference for WSU. Scholarships and fellowships make WSU more affordable. Private support for faculty and research is fueling discoveries. Investments in urban campuses, extension programs, and facilities statewide ensure WSU will continue to be positioned to serve communities across our ever-changing state.
If it matters for Washingtonians, it matters for Washington State University.