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Eastern Washington University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
526 5th St
Cheney, Washington 99004
Phone
(509) 359-6200
Email address
admissions@ewu.edu
School Information
"Surrounded by golden, rolling hills and basalt outcroppings, the EWU campus is an ideal place for learning. Our immersive student-faculty community is designed to keep you focused and supported." The university enrolls over 12,600 students and offers 60 fields of study. (Source: https://www.ewu.edu/academics/)
General Information
The university has already offered an "Activist in Residence" program offered through the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies program. This year, the program will focus on anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Donations helped the university “implement a comprehensive admissions process to build a more diverse student body” by establishing “an evidence-based holistic admission process, which looks beyond traditional metrics like standardized test scores” and providing more support to diverse students to maximize retention.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university offers several workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion with topics including Implicit Bias: Detoxing your Bias with a Focus on Cultural Humility, Creating and Inclusive Culture, How to Talk about Race, and Microaggressions.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Starting Fall of 2022, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be offering the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate program which consists of seven weeks of weekly two-hour virtual courses in topics including “Counteracting Unconscious Bias,” “Microaggressions,” “Systemic Racism,” and “Power and Privilege.”
  • The university offers an undergraduate certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion which consiststs of 18 total credits both elective and required courses in topics including “privilege and oppression, sources and impact of prejudice and discrimination, micro-aggressions, and unconsious/implicit bias.”
Resources
  • This year's "Activist in Residence" program will focus on anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • The university’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides an “ongoing list of anti-racism and social justice resources” including an “Antii-Racist Reading List” as well as “Videos for Black Lives Matter and Systemic Racism.”
  • In April 2022, the university will be hosting a weeklong festival of Diversity and Inclusion with numerous activities including lectures and discussions as well as diversity and inclusion t-shirt giveaways to participants.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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