Human Resources

Equal Opportunity


"Life relies on diversity to give it the possibility of adapting
to changing conditions." ~Margaret Wheatley


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.

Flyer: Directions for amending your Legal Name/Gender Marker documents

The Office for Equal Opportunity promotes and supports the university's commitment to develop an inclusive and diverse community of students and employees. OEO works in concert with all segments of the university community including administrators, faculty, staff and students to accomplish its mission.

Oversee the University's compliance with federal, state, and institutional anti-discrimination laws, policies and procedures, and reporting requirements

  • Provide resources in reference to Title IX and Ethics
  • Prepare the University's annual Affirmative Action Plan and assist in its implementation
  • Develop and deliver training programs on affirmative action, equal opportunity/anti-discrimination and diversity topics
  • Resolve and investigate complaints of illegal discrimination
  • Monitor searches for faculty, classified and exempt employees
  • Provide assistance to university departments, units, administrators and groups in relation to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity
  • Provide the campus community with contact information for external agencies responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination

Equal Opportunity Committee
Ethics Advisory Committee

HEED Award for Excellence in Diversity

Contact Us

Gail Farmer

Gail Farmer,

Phone: (509) 963-2206

Bouillon Hall 203
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926