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WINDS LogoWestern’s WINDS program is a student support services program designed to meet the special needs of the student. WINDS is federally funded by a TRiO grant. The main emphasis of the program is to provide an environment in which students can receive assistance in meeting their academic, personal, career, and social needs. The program goal is to improve the retention and graduation rate of targeted students at Western. To qualify for the WINDS program, the student must be enrolled at Western and have a documented academic need.

In addition, the student must be a first-generation college student, financially disadvantaged, or disabled. WINDS participants enjoy free services such as academic advisement, career counseling, extensive tutorial assistance, cultural field trips, and academic and informational workshops. WINDS students also enjoy a student lounge where they can study.



What is WINDS?
WINDS is a Student Support Services program at Western Oklahoma State College that is designed to help students succeed. WINDS provides a variety of free services to those students who qualify.

How do I qualify for WINDS?
To qualify for WINDS, you must be enrolled as a Western student and have a documented academic need. In addition, you must belong to one of the following groups: first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree), financially disadvantaged, or disabled.


What free services does WINDS offer?

  • Professional Tutoring (Math and English)

  • Academic Workshops

  • Life-skills Workshops

  • Cultural Field Trips

  • Transfer Assistance

  • Academic Advisement

  • Career Counseling

  • Referrals to Campus & Community Resources


Where Are the Services Offered?

WINDS Sucess Center
7:30 am - 8:00 pm, Monday— Thursday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday

How do I join WINDS?
Stop by our office (SSC 202A or B-24) and fill out an application.

What does W.I.N.D.S. stand for?
Western's INitiative for Developing Students

How can I contact WINDS?
2801 N. Main, Altus, OK 73521 
(580) 477-7860

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Meet the Staff

Free Professional Tutoring Schedule

WINDS Event Schedule

WINDS Exit Interview

Links to Oklahoma Four-Year Universities:

Oklahoma Colleges with Trio SSS programs