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 Western Oklahoma State College?

  • About

    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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  • Vision

    Western Oklahoma State College aspires to be the outstanding and innovative community college known for its focus on student success and its service to community and regional development.
  • Mission

    The mission of Western Oklahoma State College is to provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student success, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional, and global communities.