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Millennial Initiative

Western Carolina University's main campus in Cullowhee includes seven areas designated as part of the university's Millennial Initiative. Under state law, millennial designation gives universities regulatory flexibility to collaborate with industry members on business ventures. As such, WCU's Millennial Initiative allows the university, private industry and government entities to work together through strategic partnerships, research, business innovation and more to serve North Carolina's westernmost region.


HHS building with mountains in the background

Millennial Sites

The Millennial Initiative includes seven sites on WCU's Cullowhee campus that carry the special Millennial designation.

Grounds and Facilities
Family Nurse Practitioner Clinic

Health Clinics

The Millennial Initiative includes a group of healthcare clinics that offer regionally leading care to area residents.

Public Clinics
Nursing students sitting in a courtyard at HHS

Academic Resources

Private sector partners can access extensive academic resources, included a trained and ready workforce.

Partner Resources

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Real-World Experience

Contact Us

To find out more about partnering with WCU through the Millennial Initiative, contact Executive Director of Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation Rich Price at 828-227-2979 or

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