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      at eastern washington university

    Assistance for students, staff, and faculty:

    If you need assistance with an equal opportunity issue, or feel that you have been the subject of discrimination or sexual harassment, please contact:

    Gayla Thomas
    Dirs is EWU's Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX, ADA Complaince.  

    She is the primary point of contact for matters related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and discrimination.ector of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX, ADA Compliance

    218 Showalter Hall


    If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call the University Police Department. At all times police assistance can be obtained by calling 509.359.6300, taking option #1 on the recorded menu or 509.535.9233 (dispatch). For emergency situations, please call 911.


    Additional Resources for students:

    Students may also report an incident to the following:

    Amy Johnson
    Dean of Students

    320 Pence Union Building
    Phone: 359-2292 Email:

    The Dean of Students office advocates for student issues, needs and concerns; responds to emergency and crisis situations affecting students; and represents the University to various constituencies.

    Michelle Helmerick
    Student Support and Advocacy Manager

    PUB 320
    Phone: 359.2291 Email:

    Michelle serves as an advocate, advisor, and resource in handling student requests, referrals, complaints, concerns, and crises. She also mentors and advises students regarding life skills and problem-solving, ensuring appropriate referrals are made to foster students' retention and success. 

    Sandy Williams
    Pride Center Coordinator
    LGBTQ Community Connection

    105 Showalter Hall
    Phone: 359.7870 Email: The EWU Pride Center

    The Eagle Pride Center provides information and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community and their allies at Eastern.

    Disability Support Services

    124 Tawanka Commons
    Phone: 359.6871 Email:

    The Office of Disability Support Services is dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs, so that each student may receive an equal opportunity to learn, to participate in campus life, and to grow emotionally and socially, and to successfully complete a program of study that will enable them to be self supporting while remaining as independent as possible. This is facilitated through support services, information sharing, advisement, and referral when requested.

    Counseling and Psychological Services

    225 Martin Hall
    Phone: 359.2366

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual counseling for any student who wants to explore personal concerns one-to-one with a therapist.  Concerns vary from coping with the challenges of college life to more severe emotional and interpersonal problems.

    Contact Information

    Gayla Thomas, Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/ADA Compliance
    218 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.4673
    fax: 509.359.6823

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