Your Coug Experience
Being a Coug is something special. A shared experience with a whole new kind of family. And whether you are a first year or a graduate student, an introvert or an extrovert, first gen or legacy, or participating online or in-person we know you can have an amazing Coug Experience. An experience you will remember forever and will provide support, skills and a mindset for success.
Our Coug Experiences
I’m involved with the National Student Advertising Competition, a team of students who meet twice a week. The meetings are all about working together and even though we aren’t together in person, we are doing a lot as a team.
I was expecting college to be really hard. That’s what I viewed it as, basically as a high schooler. And actually experiencing it, I feel like it is what you make it. It could be hard if you let it be hard, but through guidance from peers and mentors and staff here and really taking the time to understand the help that they give you, it’s not so bad.
I've made invaluable connections through my jobs with UREC. I started off as a group fitness instructor and then got hired as a weight room attendant. Through UREC, I've been fortunate enough to be given grants to get certified in more fitness realms, increasing my knowledge and talent.
I transferred to WSU and was immediately overwhelmed by the support of the Access Center. They provided me with resources that helped me excel both academically and personally. Whenever I had a question or needed some guidance, they were always available.
I transferred to WSU Pullman and while I was walking through the CUB and I saw the Hong Kong Student Association. They were giving out free prizes, so I walked up to the table. Not only did I win a prize, I ended up talking to the students and later joining the club. I’ve gotten really close friends that I met through the association. When we table at the CUB, not only is it a fun way to promote HKSA, but I continue to meet more and more people.
The WSU African American Student Center is my hangout. It’s like a safe haven. And the CUB is my go-to place to connect with people and study. Like, during finals week, I would be here every single day, sometimes until 3 AM.
I got involved in STAGE during my freshman year. It’s a really homey environment, and it makes me feel like I get to keep doing what I love to do while I’m figuring out my career.
I have found an interest in recreation, especially with intramurals. I love the environment, I love the people I work with and I love my supervisors.
I would have never been involved in student government (ASWSUTC) or on my campus if it were not for students reaching out to me and giving me opportunities to get involved.
Maybe I’m not as involved in extra curriculars, but because I work on campus, I’m still involved. It’s a weird relationship there. I’m there for events, when the events are going on. I still have fun even though I’m working.
I’ve learned that the top dogs on campus aren’t the only ones with a voice. By being myself and sticking to my values, my personality and leadership development has skyrocketed into a place of true service and happiness.