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Better Together: Stronger Through Partnerships

This year the WSU External Affairs and Government Relations team is eager to showcase a series of forums that spotlight the expanding partnerships held by the university with both the public and private sectors across the state. From the burgeoning liquid arts industry in which WSU is playing an increasingly significant role, to exciting partnerships that engage students with inventive learning opportunities, WSU is committed to working with others to expand its reach and leverage its impact.

We look forward to sharing innovations that have resulted from new partnerships born from the last challenging year with an eye toward the next big initiatives–whether they be focused on collaborating with the Tribes for better student outcomes or preparing for the next public health crisis.



Find the complete agenda for the 2021 Legislative & Congressional Staff Tour here.


See here for more information on this year’s presenters.



Click here for a list of External Affairs & Government Relations contacts hosting this year’s tour.


Labor Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our nation has benefited and profited from free enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African Diaspora and Black Life, and the knowledge, skills, human spirit, and excellence that have endured and continue to thrive.


Acknowledgement of America’s First Peoples

Washington State University acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native peoples, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. The University expresses its deepest respect for and gratitude towards these original and current caretakers of the region. As an academic community, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in teaching, research and programming. We also pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.

As a land grant institution, we also recognize that the Morrill Act of 1862 established land-grant institutions by providing each state with “public” and federal lands, which are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands. We acknowledge that the disposition of Indigenous lands was often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation.