Campus Profile: Washington State University

Washington State University is a public university in the state of Washington. Around 16,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

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Washington State University is a public university in the state of Washington. Around 16,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.


Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

College Republicans

John Quincy Adams Society

Turning Point USA

Liberal Organizations:

ASWSU Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Chicanx Latinx Student center

Cougs for Reproductive Freedom

Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC)

Graduate Pride Alliance

Period WSU

Queer intersections Association

Social Justice Peer Education

Undocumented Initiative

OpenSecrets Data on Washington State University Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 67.14% of Washington State University employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 32.86% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from Open Secrets.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

Washington State University has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, “Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional.



Washington State University is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students.


Stories by Campus Reform about Washington State University:

Creepy: Washington State University helps turns dead bodies into compost

Washington State University helped to launch a startup that will turn human remains into compost for a fee of $5,500.

Washington State University hosts speaker who says Thanksgiving is full of stereotypes of indigenous people

A professor of Indigenous Nations Studies who spoke at Washington State University said that Thanksgiving is full of stereotypes aimed at indigenous people.

WSU rolls out new ‘COVID grade’ for students who fail classes

Washington State University announced the addition of its new grading system for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, which was created for students facing COVID-19 hardships.