What is Eagle F.A.M.?

Eagle F.A.M. began as a three-day program bringing students of color who were living on-campus to move-in early and participate in community building activities.

Today Eagle F.A.M. runs all of Fall quarter, offers all participants a stipend for their participation ($500), and includes one-on-one personal connections with a professional staff and student mentors. We are committed to making sure our first year students of color know they are valued members of our Eagle Family!

When is it?

Start: Eagle F.A.M. begins a few days before on-campus housing move-in days. Which means Eagle F.A.M. students get to move-in to their campus residence hall early. (Monday, September 11, 2023)

End: Eagle F.A.M. runs through the full fall quarter and ends on the last day of fall classes. (Friday, December 7, 2023)

How much does it cost?

Thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and campus partners, Eagle F.A.M. 2023 is FREE OF CHARGE! Eagle F.A.M. is hosted by the Multicultural Center and is supported by many campus partners in order to subsidize the cost of early move-in, meals, swag items, outdoor activities, travel, and all supplies (all together, the cost of attendance per student is approx. $300).

What will I get out of being in Eagle F.A.M.?

  • Learn how to engage in self-advocacy
  • Connect with staff and faculty of color on the EWU campus
  • Build relationships with other students of color
  • Gain a sense of belonging to the EWU community
  • Navigate on-campus support services
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This program would not be possible without the support of our dedicated partners across campus. We encourage you to get to know each of these units and the amazing staff who work in each department. Thank youHousing & Residential LifeAfricana StudiesChicanx StudiesAmerican Indian Studies, the Pride Center, the Center for Academic Advising and Retention (CAAR), Admissions and the Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.