Learn About the Experiences of Asian/Pacific American Students at WGU
Every student is unique. We feel that your educational experience should be as individual as you are. We value our students' differences because we believe diversity brings strength, which is why we strive to be the world's most inclusive university. WGU strives to close the gap between skill and opportunity.
We work to recognize, promote, and amplify the voices of students around the country while also expanding opportunities for them. This mission motivates us to provide high-quality, equitable higher education to people from all walks of life. We work to achieve equity for all students by making college degrees more accessible.
Join us as we celebrate Asian/Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage Month, and recognize how students and employees are making a difference in their communities around the country.
"The Pan-Asian Owls are here to support our Pan-Asian community. From Russia to Indonesia and Turkey to Japan, Asia represents over 40 groups. We all have different stories and culture to share. Our ERG is open to anyone who wants to learn and be part of the Pan-Asian Community at WGU. "
–Pan-Asian Owls Employee Resource Group
"The Pacific Islander Owls are committed to be a strategic partner with WGU to promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through continual learning, provide an avenue for WGU employees to come together to expand knowledge, awareness, and opportunity for the Pacific Islander community within WGU, while maintaining a strong focus on the overall mission of WGU as a whole, advance the understanding and inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests, and/or goals."
–Pacific Islander Owls Employee Resource Group
Advance Equity Speaker Series
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Join us for a conversation with Rais Bhuiyan, an American Muslim from Bangladesh and extraordinary individual with a powerful story. Ten days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a horrific hate crime. Shot in the face at point blank range by a white supremacist, Rais barely survived. His near-death experience and subsequent religious pilgrimage sparked a profound journey, including the creation of World Without Hate and a campaign to save his attacker from death row.
May 2020 Virtual Commencement Speaker and WGU alumna, Sharon Test, earned her Master of Science in Management and Leadership from WGU while juggling a full time job, being a wife, and a mother of two. She is currently earning her MBA at WGU!
"Why did I pursue a degree? Career advancement. To be the first in my family to have a college degree. To prove to myself that I am capable of doing this on my own."
–Pui R., WGU Alumna
Scholarships Available for Affordable Education
Scholarships are one of the many ways in which WGU removes obstacles from your path to achieving your education goals and improving your career opportunities.