serving first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students
Supporting All Cougs

Access to Education

The Office for Access & Opportunity supports services to assist first-generation, low-income, and/or otherwise underrepresented students in higher education. We are here to help improve the transition, persistence, and graduation outcomes for a diverse student population. 

We provide academic support and create a caring and engaged community. Our programs include peer and faculty mentoring, free tutoring, career and financial aid guidance, and evidence-based, culturally sensitive best practices that can both assist and inspire capable students, no matter what their background.

Our Programs


The College Assistance Migrant Program is designed to assist students with migrant or seasonal farm-working backgrounds.


The High School Equivalency Program helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families obtain General Education Diplomas (GED).


The Team Mentoring Program helps students in science, technology, engineering, math, and pre-health majors succeed.



TRIO Student Support Services helps students who are first-generation, in financial need, or with documented disabilities.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound helps students prepare for entering college.

Upcoming Events

For a full list of WSU student groups and events, visit Coug Presence.