Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

At CWU we care about the experiences of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community focused on equity and belonging in every program, every college, every aspect of our university, is at the heart of our actions and the center of the CWU Vision and Mission.

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Diversity and Inclusion at CWU

Supported through the President’s Office, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity works towards sustaining and growing a diverse and inclusive community at CWU. Our Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) centers the needs of students and provides services and resources that aim to cultivate a sense of belonging and community.

DEI Initiatives

Learn more about DEI initiatives, the Diversity Awards, and the challenges and advantages of DEI on campus.

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Diversity and Equity Center

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) centers the needs of students with marginalized identities.

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Inclusivity and Diversity Statement

  We will be most successful when equity, diversity, and inclusion are embedded throughout the university.

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Report a Bias or Inclusivity Concern

Learn about reporting bias or inclusivity concerns.

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DEI Resources

Learn more about resources the DEI Office provides for faculty/staff, parents, and students.

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Names and Identifiers

Names and identifiers for CWU inclusivity.

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Wildcats Do the Work that Moves the World Forward

Cleary accepts an award at the Diversity Awards in 2023

Kandee Cleary

Former Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Kandee Cleary, received the fourth annual Bobby Cummings Lifetime Achievement Award  for her commitment to challenging practices and policies that become barriers to faculty, staff, and students.

Cleary returned to her role with the faculty in Central Washington University’s Department of Sociology after more than a decade of service on the university’s Executive Leadership Team.

Manny accepts an award at the 2023 Diversity Awards

Manny Valencia

Accounting Department’s student worker, Manny Valencia, was recognized at the 2023 Diversity Awards for his commitment to DEI in the workplace and classroom.  

Manny embraces differences and honors different backgrounds, learning styles, and life experiences.

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