Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and ADA Compliance

At Eastern, our philosophy is simple — Embrace Humanity. Treat each other equally, while appreciating our differences.

Ray Rector
Director of Equal Opportunity

211 Tawanka Hall
Phone: 359.6612
Email: rrector4@ewu.edu

Ray Rector is EWU’s Director of Equal Opportunity.  He is the primary point of contact for matters related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and discrimination


Annika Scharosch
Associate Vice President for Civil Rights, Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management

211 Tawanka Hall
Phone: 359.6724
Email: ascharosch@ewu.edu

If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call the University Police Department.  At all times police assistance can be obtained by calling 509.359.7676. For emergency situations, please call 911.


Our Mission:
To promote an environment that is free of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Eastern Washington University is committed to equal opportunity, fair treatment, and taking affirmative action to increase the number of students and employees from historically underrepresented groups.

Who We Are:
The Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and ADA Compliance serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students on a wide variety of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity-related issues. EWU strives to ensure that the campus climate is free from discrimination, harassment of all kinds for all of EWU's community.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.  The university may  consider a student’s gender, marital status, or the existence of dependent children in making assignments to residence halls and other university housing in accordance with RCW 49.60.222. The university may consider citizenship or immigration status when required to do so by state or federal law, regulation, or a government contract.

No person may discriminate against another person on any of the grounds listed above when acting or speaking on behalf of EWU.  While discrimination is prohibited on the protected statuses listed above, certain conduct that is not based on protected status may still meet the definition of bullying defined in EWU Policy 901-04.

ADA Compliance:

For ADA compliance concerns, please contact EWU’s Director of Equal Opportunity