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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Diversity

Central Washington University believes that the diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences strengthens our research, scholarship and teaching. For this reason, the Graduate School actively recruits underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged students and strives to create an environment that is friendly to all ethnic groups, genders, and to individuals of diverse sexual orientations.

Specifically the School provides:

  • For prospective students: an opportunity to explore graduate opportunities at Central Washington via a daylong visit.
  • For current students: town hall meetings to engage faculty, administrators and students in exploring meaningful ways to build a more inclusive community; support through student led organizations; and comprehensive funding and support for professional meetings and conferences.
  • To address holistically the needs of the students from the very beginning of their graduate career, the School of Graduate Studies and Research offers an orientation dinner in September for minority students.  This will include an introduction to allies in the Graduate School and activities in the Graduate Student Council.