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Truth, History, Resilience, Intersectionality, Voice, and Equity.

Are you ready to build a foundation for success grounded in your culture and intersecting identities? Discover the T.H.R.I.V.E. learning community at WSU Vancouver. This free, four-day program will include both an early introduction to campus and a leadership retreat. You'll connect with other new students who are ready to explore the values of truth, history, resilience, intersectionality, voice and equity.

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Program outline

1. New Coug Orientation program at WSU Vancouver Campus–

Arrive on campus to join your new VanCoug peers, learn about campus, and get connected with resources. Lunch and snacks are provided.

2. Family Dinner on campus

Monday, Aug. 12, 2024: Learn more about WSU Vancouver, the services offered by the Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation, connect with Peer Mentors and explore the T.H.R.I.V.E. Bridge program with your supporters, family or chosen family. Dinner is provided. Parking passes are provided.

3. Culture and Leadership Retreat at WSU Vancouver Campus

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Friday, Aug. 16, 2024

  • Build community while exploring your own identities through the values of T.H.R.I.V.E. Participate in leadership workshops, outdoor activities and more at Government Camp, Ore. (Mount Hood/Wy'East)
  • This program is completely free.
  • Attendance for all program dates is required.
  • Transportation to WSU Vancouver is not provided, but all other transportation is provided.
  • Meals, supplies and T-shirts are provided.

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Your next step

Are you ready to T.H.R.I.V.E.? Fill out the application using the form below.

Questions? Contact the Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation at van.cila@wsu.edu.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Application Form

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