The mission of the Women’s and Gender Commission is to improve the status and quality of life of women and promote gender equality in the EWU community.


Our members are appointed by the President and include:

  • Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and ADA Compliance
  • Director of the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies program
  • Director of the Pride Center
  • Three faculty members: nominated by the faculty senate and/or United Faculty of Eastern
  • Three administrative exempt employees: two nominated by the President’s Executive Committee; one nominated by the PSE Union president
  • Three classified staff employees: nominated by the Classified Staff Union president
  • One representative from either ASEWU Student Health and Safety Services or ASEWU Diversity Outreach
  • Two students: nominated by the ASEWU president

Members serve two-year staggered terms, except in the case of student members, who are appointed for one-year terms.


The Commission meets at least twice per quarter. Meetings are open to the public. We hold a university-wide forum at least once a year. We also meet with the President at least twice a year.


EWU Commission on Gender Equity Policy (formally approved revisions Oct 2020)