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School of Graduate Studies and Research


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 socio-economically disadvantaged students and strives to create an environment that is welcoming 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 day long visit.
  • For current students: The opportunity to join the Graduate Student Association and/or serve on the executive board and initiate 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 in September for all new graduate students. The orientation includes an introduction to allies in the Graduate School and activities in the Graduate Student Association.