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Washington State University Office of the Provost

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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA)

The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) leads institutional efforts to engage students academically and to provide a high-impact education for all students that culminates in completion of a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for lives of purpose, leadership, and global citizenship.
Formerly the Office of Undergraduate Education, DAESA further seeks to provide a premier educational and transformative experience that prepares students to excel personally and professionally. DAESA programs provide high-impact learning experiences that engage undergraduates from all majors, foster core competencies in learners, and support students through their undergraduate years to graduation. It supports all faculty as they pursue professional development related to undergraduate education. DAESA programs include:

Enrollment Management

The Office of Enrollment Management supports Washington State University’s mission by fostering student success, from recruitment through graduation. Collaborating with the academic community, Enrollment Management attracts, admits, orients, enrolls, and provides financial aid for a qualified, richly diverse pool of students. Enrollment Management embraces innovation and values access, affordability, and degree completion.

Graduate Education

The overall mission of the Graduate School is to advance graduate education and enhance the experience of graduate students. The school furthers this mission by providing service, oversight, and advocacy for all aspects of the graduate enterprise at WSU.

International Programs

International Programs enable every WSU student to graduate with a rich understanding of different cultures and nations by bringing international students and scholars to our campuses and sending students abroad to advance their studies. We also work with academic institutions, governments, and other organizations worldwide to build strategic partnerships that advance research and discovery.


Washington State University Libraries have more than two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. Media, maps, microforms, government publications, ebooks, ejournals, manuscripts, archives, and special collections additionally support WSU’s teaching and research programs. Approximately 35,000 volumes are added to the collection annually.

Military Branches

Aerospace Studies

WSU collaborates with the Air Force ROTC at the nearby University of Idaho to offer eligible students education and training that lead to commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. Air Force ROTC students may major in any degree program offered at Washington State University. They supplement their major curriculum with specialized aerospace studies courses to prepare for active commissioned service.

Military Science

The Department of Military Science is the formal designation of the Army ROTC program at Washington State University. It is designed to educate, train, and motivate qualified students to serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army upon graduation. The military science department offers academic, professional, and technical education and training that complements the educational programs and goals of WSU.

Naval Science

The Navy-Marine Corps Officer Education Program, administered and taught by the NROTC staff at the University of Idaho, is open to men and women and offers scholarships leading to commissions in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Native American Programs

WSU’s Native American Programs work to increase Native American student recruitment and retention, and also coordinate with tribes to promote initiatives on the WSU campus that benefit Native students and encourage responsible research and interaction with tribes.

In November of 1997, WSU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with nine Columbia Plateau tribes to create the Plateau Center for Native American Programs. Through a Native American Advisory Council to the Provost, the Center advises the Provost on projects related to Native Americans, encouraging appropriate and responsive interaction with the tribes. Recognizing the sovereign and unique status of each tribe, WSU is committed to educational dialogue and collaboration with the tribes built on partnership and respect.

Office of Research

Washington State University’s Office of Research brings together the best minds across disciplines to address the challenges of today and to advance knowledge for a better future.

As part of our commitment to our land-grant mission, we continue to support research and creative activity to enrich the lives of the communities we serve, from Washington to the World.

Partnering with scholars and researchers around the Globe, WSU faculty target critical problems and questions with nation-wide and world-wide impacts. We engage in collaborative scholarship and research with federal and state agencies, national laboratories, business and civic leaders, and philanthropists to find sustainable solutions; we look to innovate to improve quality of life.

Our research enterprise continues to evolve, maximizing interrelationships between the social sciences, engineering and physical sciences, the fine arts and the humanities, and life and health sciences. These synergistic relationships generate dynamic research strengths that uniquely position WSU to do strategic research and scholarly work that lead to meaningful and positive societal impacts in five broad and highly interconnected areas: Agriculture: Food and Nutrition; Energy and Environment; Equitable and Thriving Communities; Health and Well-being; and Next-Generation Materials and Technologies.

University Ombuds

The primary purpose of the Office of the University Ombuds is to protect the interests, rights, and privileges of students, staff, and faculty at all levels of university operations and programs. The ombuds is designated by the university to function as an impartial and neutral resource to assist all members of the university community. The ombuds provides information relating to university policies and procedures and facilitates the resolution of problems and grievances through informal investigation and mediation. The office does not replace or supersede other university grievances, complaint, or appeal procedures.

William D. Ruckelshaus Center

The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable, and effective solutions.

The Center is a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by the Office of the Provost) and the University of Washington (hosted by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance). Building on the unique strengths of these two institutions, the Center applies university resources and knowledge towards solving challenging public policy issues.