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The Fairhaven Difference

Our commitment to transformative, creative, inquiry-based learning empowers students to pursue social, economic, and environmental justice.

Accepting Applications for Spring Quarter 2022

Fairhaven College is Now Accepting Applications for Spring Quarter 2022.

Fairhaven College admits students at all levels:

  • High School Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Current WWU Students.

Fairhaven College admits students on a quarterly basis. As a small college within WWU, we can have a selective admissions process.

Fairhaven Asst. Prof. Regina Jefferies published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law

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Fairhaven College’s Asst. Prof. Regina Jefferies recently published “Transnational Legal Process: An Evolving Theory and Methodology” as the lead article in Volume 42 of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law

Elliot Scott Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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The Elliot Scott Memorial Scholarship Endowment is intended to provide scholarships to deserving Huxley/Fairhaven students pursuing a degree in sustainable farming or related permaculture work.

Applications due January 7, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

Food Pantry at Fairhaven College!

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Come pick up food and drop off donations at the new food pantry across from the Main Office on the 3rd floor of Fairhaven College! Thanks to student staff and volunteers, it's well stocked with non-perishables like pasta and soup, shelf-stable produce like apples and potatoes, and a fridge stocked with fruits and veggies from the Outback Farm as they are harvested.

If you have any questions, requests, or need to report problems with the pantry, please contact  kemptot@wwu.edu

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Outback Farm Receives "Community First" Grant

The Outback Farm is proud and honored to be recipients of the Whole Cities Foundation "Community First" grant! This will enable us to rehabilitate our chicken area and invest in shoulder-season microgreens production to feed WWU students facing food insecurity. To learn more, please visit WWU Alumni News.


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Join us as we collaboratively create a playlist commemorating our process, growth, and community. Share songs that helped you survive, feel, and exist throughout this extraordinary year! We will collect these songs from the Fairhaven community to then make a playlist on Spotify that is open for all to listen and engage with. Please send any questions to Avry Richter, Kailey Droz , or Dr. Villicana

Fairhaven Playlist Suggestions


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Why Consider a Human Rights Minor?

The Human Rights minor will contribute to the development of students as well educated, active, and engaged citizens through a vibrant learning community. The
minor works off and expands the core values of Western and supplements academic majors in all programs/departments of the university. 

Human Rights Minor Information


Did you know?

WWU is the only public university in Washington state with a minor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Our program provides a solid foundation for further study of mass atrocities past and present, including the Holocaust. It prepares students to be knowledgeable, successful, and
engaged members of society. 

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor Information

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Outback Farm

World Issues Forum

Adventure Learning Grant

Fairhaven College nurtures engaged learning, fostering social justice through innovative programs. 

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Fairhaven College is committed to Solving Local & Global Problems. Our students and faculty are actively engaged in community activism and research at local, national, and international levels.

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Fairhaven’s interdisciplinarity fosters collaboration within the College and across campus. Check out some of our exciting collaborations.


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Our Stories

Fairhaven's Story

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Student and Alumni Profiles

Latest Alumni Updates

Our students, staff, and faculty have followed many unique paths to get where we are today.



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Fairhaven's Commitments to the World

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship

Solidarity Statement

Mission Statement

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A Collaborative Living and Learning Community committed to Social, Economic, Racial, and Environmental Justice.

Marie Eaton’s Message to Students

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