Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

Eastern Washington University provides an education rooted in the liberal arts, designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing the region. Characterized by a student-centered focus and opportunities for applied learning in high-demand fields, this education creates upward social mobility and intellectual growth for our students that supports a healthy, sustainable, and economically successful region.

Value Statements

Academic Excellence

As a community of learners, we pursue truth and advance knowledge through creative works, research, and scholarship. Our student-centered education provides excellent teaching, dynamic conversations, and a robust intellectual experience both inside and outside the classroom. We provide applied learning opportunities to prepare students for future success, invest in our workforce and create opportunities for professional growth for students, faculty and staff.


Eastern Washington University strives to create a more inclusive, obtainable, and equitable college education.

Belonging through Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to building an inclusive, supportive, and equitable university community. We strive to integrate the principles 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. Students, staff, and faculty, are seen, understood, and appreciated for the talents they bring to our educational community.

Regional Impact and Regional Contribution

We promote economic vitality and regional success through scholarly research, dedicated service, and educational programs that meet regional workforce needs in high-demand fields. When combined with out commitment to a liberal arts education,, we enhance social mobility, inclusivity, and the well-being of our community while remaining nimble to its ever-changing demands.

Student Success

We embrace all students. Students’ needs are complex, and student success requires student engagement and positive outcomes. We are committed to supporting all our students with a focus on creating conditions informed by the needs of our first-generation, low-income, and other structurally marginalized students.


We are leaders 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