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Student Life: Enriching Campus Experiences

Washington State University places a high priority on providing enriching experiences to students outside the classroom. Through the Center for Student Involvement, the University offers more than 300 student clubs and organizations focused on a broad range of interests, including student government, music, communication and publications, performing arts, nationality and diversity, academics, and religion and faith.

More than 75 club and intramural sports, plus an award-winning Student Recreation Center on the Pullman campus, provide a variety of recreational opportunities. About 20 percent of the Pullman student body participates in the more than 50 chapters of national sororities and fraternities active on campus. Each campus tailors its student services and extracurricular activities and programs to the needs and interests of its students.

The University also has made significant investments in facilities designed to enhance the overall educational experience of students. Among the most notable facilities completed statewide in recent years: two new residence halls and major renovations to several existing halls on the Pullman campus to add amenities and community space; the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences building, the centerpiece of the health sciences enterprise at the Spokane campus; and the Engineering and Computer Science Building at WSU Vancouver, built to serve southwest Washington’s growing need for proficient graduates in those fields.

Several important new facilities currently are under construction. On the Pullman campus, a new multicultural center is scheduled to open in December 2016. At WSU Tri-Cities, a student union building is projected for completion in May 2017. Additional projects, including construction of a digital classroom building and a plant sciences building on the Pullman campus, are in the planning stages.

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