The College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves the University by engaging students in distinctive, diverse programs in social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.  Emerging from a vibrant liberal arts core, our collaborative learning environment inspires individual, social, cultural, creative, and scientific exploration.  Students devise and apply innovative solutions, embrace divergent worldviews, consider the ethical implications of their actions, and communicate effectively in their professional, public, and personal lives.  Together, students, faculty and staff generate knowledge, pursue research and foster life-long learning to contribute to the well-being of communities from local to global.


Your gifts to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can support:

  • Scholarships
  • Equipment
  • Field research, travel to conferences and internship opportunities

CHSS Alumni of the Year

Michael Christopher Brown is the 2019 College of Humanities & Social Sciences Alumni of the Year Recipient. Brown was raised in the Skagit Valley and graduated from Western in 2000. He has gone on to be a successful photojournalist, and he has published two books of photography. His first book, Libyan Sugar, is a compilation of photographs and journal entries and correspondence taken and written by Brown during his seven-month stint covering the Libyan Civil War in 2011.

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***2:1 Student Challenge Has Been Met, Thank you!***
The first $7,000 in students gifts (up to $100 per student) have been matched 2:1 by Dave Mann, '82 and Ann Thomson Mann, Jing de Jong, Healthy Pet and other generous alumni.
Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most gifts with a bonus of $1,000 each!
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