Proposed Draft of Mission, Vision, Values

Eastern Washington University fosters an inclusive, equitable, and transformative learning community, driving the pursuit of knowledge with affordable academic excellence.

Eastern Washington University will provide an education rooted in liberal arts, designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Northwest. Characterized by a student-centered focus and opportunities for applied learning in high demand fields, this education creates upward social mobility and a healthy, sustainable, and economically successful region.


Accessibility: We strive to create a more inclusive, obtainable, and equitable college education and work environment. Students, staff, and faculty, are seen, understood, and appreciated for the assets they bring to our educational community.

Academic Excellence: Our student-centered learning spaces offer effective teaching approaches and dynamic conversations. As a community of learners, we pursue truth and advance knowledge through creative works, research and scholarship.

Belonging through Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to building an inclusive, supportive, and equitable university community. We strive to integrate the principals of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into all university operations, fostering an environment that nurtures a sense of belonging among all members of the community.

Regional Impact and Regional Contribution: We promote economic vitality through educational programs, scholarly research, and dedicated service. Our commitment is firmly rooted in enhancing the wealth creation, inclusivity, and well-being of our community while remaining nimble to its ever changing demands.

Student Success: We recognize that students needs are complex, and success includes both student engagement and positive outcomes. We are committed to creating conditions informed by the needs of our first – generation, low income, and other structurally marginalized students.

Sustainability: We are committed to sustainability as a balance between the needs of the environment, the needs of the economy, and equitable outcomes for current and future generations.

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