Student Employee Onboarding


Inspirational text from Melynda welcoming supervisors and student employees...Below you will find a variety of resources designed to assist supervisors as they onboard their student employees. These resources are organized as either required or optional. Please note that additional learning and professional development opportunities are hosted on Western's Training Portal.

Training Timeline

Student employee onboarding should be completed within the first two weeks of employment.

Rights and Responsibilities

To our Student Employees:

We are so glad that you have chosen to work with Western.  As a Western employee it is important to note that you are now not only representing WWU as a student but also as an integral part in fulfilling Western’s mission.

Together our students, staff, and faculty are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.

As a community, we uphold certain basic values. These include:

  • Commitment to student success, critical thought, creativity, and sustainability
  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others
  • Pursuit of excellence, in an environment characterized by principles of shared governance, academic freedom and effective engagement
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work
Students sitting in Red Square

Comments or Suggestions?

Contact the ESS Student Onboarding Committee:

Effie Eisses, Director, Career Services Center

Diane Flores, Program Coordinator, Career Services Center

Casey Hayden, Assistant Director, Student Activities

Barbara Luton, Assistant Director, Student Employment

Caitlin Sommers, Assistant Director, Clubs/Intramurals

Trista Truemper, Manager, Equal Opportunity Programs

Required Training

Understanding FERPA

Mandatory Reporting

Equal Opportunity