About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Prospective employees may review information regarding employer sponsored residency at Western Oregon University by clicking here.
At Western Oregon University (WOU), no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University. If requested, WOU will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Please contact Human Resources at (503)838-8490.
Western Oregon University is a smoke-free campus and became smoke-free on September 21, 2015. For more information, visit Tobacco Free WOU
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