Each year current WSU students plan and host leadership conferences on the WSU Pullman Campus. High school students are invited to attend these student-led conferences. Each conference is organized by current WSU Students, and attendees have the chance to stay at a local hotel, eat in a WSU dining center, participate in meaningful team building exercises, enjoy motivational speakers, attend workshops and presentations, meet current WSU students, and much more! Each student led conference requires a $50 fee to cover transportation, overnight accommodations and meals; however, fee waivers are available.
Please mark your calendar now, as registration for the first of the student led conferences, SHAPING, will open shortly after school resumes in the fall. If you are interested in chaperoning a group of students coming to WSU Pullman for any of the student conferences, please visit the Conference Chaperones website.
Shaping High School Asian and Pacific Islanders for the Next Generation (SHAPING) Conference:
SHAPING is a leadership conference that specifically targets high school students of Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent. Occurring October 21-23, 2016, this annual event intends to foster and address the needs of higher education among the AAPI community while fostering leadership development for current WSU students leading and planning the conference. Visit the SHAPING website for additional information.
Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (CASHE) Conference
The CASHE Conference will take place January 13-15, 2017. This is an incredible opportunity for high school students of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) descents throughout the state of Washington to gain leadership skills, build meaningful relationships with other students from across the state, and prepare for college. Visit the CASHE website for additional information.
Visionaries Inspiring Black Empowered Students (VIBES) Conference
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the WSU Black Student Union will host the VIBES Conference December 2-4, 2016. The purpose of VIBES is to develop a culture of leadership through strong educational objectives, knowledge of self and community, as well as to empower students with the belief they can attain their goals and objectives. Visit the VIBES website for additional information.
Tribal Liaison High School Outreach: Excel Native American Conference
WSU’s Office of the Tribal Liaison will host the third annual Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) Conference in fall 2016. Juniors and Seniors of Native American descent are invited to come learn more about admissions, financial aid, leadership and involvement opportunities at WSU, as well as the resources and support offered to Native American students. In addition, participants will get the chance to engage with other Native students, faculty and staff. There is no cost to attend.