Diversity & Equity Center
Black Hall 101
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am–5:00pm
(509) 963-2127






Welcome to the Diversity and Equity Center

The Diversity and Equity cultivates a sense of belonging and community on campus through programs and initiatives that encourage students to explore their identities, challenge barriers and empower themselves and their communities.

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Central Washington University honors the native people and land on which CWU is located in Kittitas County. It is the historic home of the Yakama people. The federally recognized Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is made of the Klikitat, Palus, Wallawalla, Wanapum, Wenatchi, Wishram, and Yakama People.

The Yakama people remain committed stewards of this land, cherishing it and protecting it, as instructed by elders through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people, their lives, and their descendents.

Learn more about this acknowledgment and how to honor Native and Indigenous peoples by visiting the Office of Diversity & Inclusivity.

The Diversity and Equity Center staff are available to serve you virtually Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm, and in-person Monday through Thursday 1:00 - 5:00pm!

Staff will be limited in their availability for in-person hours. When the DEC reaches a maximum capacity, you will not be able to enter. Therefore, we encourage you to schedule in advance if you are looking for a specific staff member.

Spring Quarter 2021 Staff Hours:

Staff Day Hours Location
Elizabeth Vidaurri Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm In-person, Black Hall 101
Katrina Whitney Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm In-person, Black Hall 101
Justin Santoli Friday 3:00-5:00pm Virtual

We are flexible. If the above times do not work for you please connect directly with individual staff members - check out our staff directory page for contact information and we'll be more than happy to schedule an alternate meeting time with you. If you're just planning to study, hang out or be in community come on by!

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