The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, headed by Vice President Shari Clarke, PhD, promotes an inclusive and welcoming community fully embracing diverse individuals, thoughts, and ideas. We strive to become a microcosm of society reflecting diversity within the student, faculty, and staff populations.
EWU’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to the inclusion and celebration of all people and cultures, and we value each individual’s intrinsic worth. In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, EWU exemplifies the guiding principles of Campus, Culture, Community, and Connection in our services, programs, resources, and civic engagements.
Our Commitment to Diversity
At Eastern Washington University, we
are committed to a campus climate that
welcomes and respects diversity. These
efforts are championed by our campus
leadership and the Office for Diversity
and Inclusion. EWU is a microcosm of
society reflecting diversity of people,
ideas, beliefs and philosophies.
Eastern Washington University is
located in the city of Cheney, WA, a
thriving small town community located
17 miles southwest of Spokane. The
Cheney community provides a rural,
family friendly atmosphere and home to
its EWU Eagles.
Nearby Spokane, WA, is the financial,
cultural and retail center for a large area
of Washington, Idaho and Western
Montana known as the Inland
Northwest. Spokane, the 2nd largest city
in the state of Washington, lives up to
its tagline, “Near Nature, Near Perfect.”
The Spokane-Cheney area offers the
benefits of residing in a metropolitan
area, including a rich arts and culture
scene, with nearby opportunities for
small town living.
Equal Opportunity & Affirmitive Action
Serves faculty, staff, and students in ensuring that the campus climate is free from discrimination and harassment.
EWU is a welcoming and affirming place for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies.
Provides space for all underrepresented students and student of color to build community around shared identities.