The term “branch” has been officially removed as a descriptor for WSU campuses historically known as branch campuses.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1107 into law during a bill signing ceremony this afternoon. The bill removes the term “branch” from applicable state laws. It does not change governance or make any other changes.

WSU has supported this bill throughout this year’s legislative session, testifying in support before the Senate on March 16th and before the House back in January.

The bill passed through the House 91-6 and later passed through the Senate 48-0.