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.