Washington State University


EXCEL 2015 students

EXploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) is designed to encourage and promote higher education for Native American students and introduce them to the opportunities and experiences at Washington State University.

Participants receive important information regarding the application process at WSU, financial aid & scholarships, Native programming and resources at WSU, and more! Native faculty, college students, and members from tribal communities will lead hands on activities, cultural presentations, and college planning workshops. Students will have the opportunity to engage with Native role models and experience life on the WSU campus.

All activities, meals, and lodging are provided AT NO COST to students accepted to the program.

Read the 2016 EXCEL Newsletter!




1:00p Welcome

  • Ice Breakers
  • Team Building
  • Scavenger Hunt

2:30p Athletic Training, Sport Science & Sport Management Workshop

4:45p Admissions and Native American Programs

6:00p Dinner

7:30-9:30p REC Center

11:00p Lights Out


7:00a Breakfast

8:30a Biological Chemistry Lab Exploration

12:00p Lunch

1:15p Workshop TBA

3:00p Hospitality Business Management Crimson Chefs Workshop

6:00p Dinner

7-9:00p Journalism Workshop

9:15p Free time/REC Center

11:00p Lights Out


8:00a Breakfast

9:00a Wrap Up/Keynote Speaker

10:30a Go Home!

Join us at EXCEL

in 2018!



1. High School Junior or Senior interested in attending WSU
2. Minimum of a cumulative 2.75 GPA
3. Completed Application and Parental Permissions


Please contact us at 509-335-8618 or via email at: native@wsu.edu.


Native American Programs, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046, 509-335-8618, Contact Us