WOU’s Foster Success – What is it? 


Western Oregon’s Fostering Success Initiative is a grassroots, campus-based program begun in 2015 with the goal of effectively serving students who have been or are currently in the foster care system. We work to connect students with the many support services available at WOU and in the community and to create a foster-friendly campus environment through education, awareness, mentorship and support services. Most importantly, we strive to create a community and college campus that foster students can call “home.”

Use the menu above to access information about:

  • Campus and Community Resources
  • Scholarships and other forms of Financial Aid
  • Fostering Connections “liaisons” (faculty and staff advocates)
For more information about the WOU’s Foster Success initiative and how you can support our work, please contact Dr. Emily Plec at 503-838-8819 or plece@wou.edu.