Although my time here has been limited, I can already tell that Western Oregon University is something special. Being one of the top colleges for aspiring teachers and boasting an absolutely gorgeous campus, as well as being filled with supportive people and wonderful organizations, I can't possibly think of any negatives. In addition to the aforementioned, Western features great diversity, being one of but a handful of colleges that offers scholarship opportunities to Hawaiian students. It is also very supportive of the LGBT community, featuring positive acknowledgements, accommodations, and clubs. All in all, my experiences here are already impacting me for the better, and I take reassurance in knowing that this college is special to a lot of people for various reasons.