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EWU Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity

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    Diversity acknowledges the variety of characteristics and categories of identity that make individuals unique, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, socio-economic status, age, physical, mental and learning abilities, religious beliefs and political beliefs. Diversity recognizes the uniqueness of individuals, populations, groups and their experiences.

    Inclusivity is the conscious decision to create a nurturing campus climate where similarities and differences are respected and supported by ensuring the active participation of the entire campus community.

    Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity:

    Eastern Washington University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We recognize that our success is dependent on how well we value, engage, include, and utilize the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We believe that prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are detrimental to human development, and that a vibrant and diverse campus community enhances the learning environment of the populations that we serve. We are committed to treating all with dignity and respect, and to working collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates and promotes diversity, while promoting inclusivity at all levels.

    An earnest commitment to diversity and inclusivity incorporates the following:

    Contact Information

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

    email: gthomas9@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4673
    fax: 509.359.6823

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