Diversity


Do you identify with a different name or gender than what you were at birth?

If you wish to amend your name or gender-markers on your legal documents in the State of Washington, refer to our "how to" guide.

While this document is not legal advice, CWU wishes to help students obtain the legal documents necessary, so that CWU student records can reflect their common law name or gender markers. This process will also allow CWU to better protect the privacy of our LBGTQIA Title XI rights.

Central Washington University believes that diversity of peoples, cultures, and ideas is essential to learning, discovery, and creative expression. Diversity in personal identity, culture, experience, and talent is of critical importance as evident in recruitment and retention efforts of students, faculty, and staff, as well as the contribution from special programs, speakers, and scholars that offer voice and representation to interests of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, and political ideas.

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Diversity Statement

Central Washington University believes that diversity of peoples, cultures, and ideas is essential to learning, discovery, and creative expression. CWU believes that all faculty, staff, and students must be and must feel physically, professionally, and emotionally safe in order to fully engage in and benefit from the university experience.

Central Washington University Diversity

CWU is committed to providing all faculty, staff, and students a diverse working and learning environment built on principles of respect, support and encouragement as a way to achieve individual and collaborative excellence. Changing demographic trends in the United States and the increasing globalization of economic, political, and social systems demand that students be prepared for working in a world in which diversity is the norm.

Research clearly indicates that learning is enhanced when students experience a diverse learning and living environment. It also suggests that faculty and staff are more innovative, entrepreneurial, and successful in an inclusive and diverse environment. Inclusiveness is achieved by providing a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment that encourages individuals to express ideas and identities. A diversely rich community affords depth and dimension in personal and collective outcomes.

Diversity is multi-faceted. CWU’s physical structure is diverse in location, providing rural, suburban, and urban settings. CWU’s educational diversity is represented by the colleges; curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs available. Diversity in personal identity, culture, experience, and talent is of critical importance as evident in recruitment and retention efforts of students, faculty, and staff, as well as the contribution from special programs, speakers, and scholars that offer voice and representation to interests of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, and political ideas.