Adopted by the Department of Sociology February 23, 2023

WWU Sociology’s mission is to inspire, inform, and activate students and faculty into the sociological study of our world. We endeavor to immerse our students in a culture that fosters multiple modes of critical thinking, high-quality training in empirical research methods, and tools for positive social change. We teach students to systematically analyze the social, cultural, and institutional forces that shape the lives of humans and other living species on our planet. We aim to promote accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We work to develop a collaborative intellectual community that engages in rigorous and impactful scholarship, and to mentor our students and faculty to grow as sociological thinkers, researchers, and agents of change.