Mission


Our Values

EWU is dedicated to the following key values.

Access—we expand access to opportunity and success for students.

Inclusiveness—our diversity makes EWU a stronger community.

Integrity—we foster a culture of respect, commitment and honesty.

Quality—we strive for excellence in everything we do.

Student-Centered Learning Environment—students are the reason we exist.


Our Mission

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

EWU achieves this mission by:

  • creating environments for personal transformation that enrich the lives of individuals, families, communities and society at large;
  • developing faculty and staff by growing and strengthening an intellectual community and supporting professional development;
  • expanding opportunity for all students by providing critical access to first generation students, underserved populations, place-bound students, and other students who may not have the opportunity for higher education;
  • fostering excellence in learning through quality academic programs, undergraduate and graduate student research and individual student-faculty interaction. Students extend their learning beyond the classroom through co-curricular programs, life skills development, internship programs, volunteering and service learning.

Our Vision

EWU envisions a future of professionally, socially and culturally engaged leaders, citizens and communities.

EWU is a driving force for the culture, economy, workforce and vitality of Washington state.

Our graduates think critically and make meaningful contributions to both their career fields and their communities.