Academic Support

Academic Resources

Center for Academic Advising & Retention (CAAR) 

EWU in the High School 
EWU in the High School is a program that allows eligible 10-12th graders to take EWU courses at their own high schools from EWU-approved teachers. Students earn high school and college credits at the same time.

EWU Global

Exploring Majors

Faculty Commons  

Get Lit! Literary Programs

Graduate Programs   

John F. Kennedy Library 
320 Media Lane, 100 LIB

Learning Commons  

Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion   

PLUS Program Leading to University Success   

Professional and Continuing Education 
Professional and Continuing Education offers working professionals the opportunity to earn clock hours, professional certifications, and continuing education units (CEUs).

Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program      

Running Start 
Running Start provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in Washington’s public high schools to earn EWU college credit.

Summer Session
Summer session is open to members of the community, college students, and working professionals to advance their academic and professional careers.

Technology Services and Support
Help Desk

Undergraduate Research

Writers' Center 

Diversity Programs

Africana Education Program
204 Monroe Hall 

American Indian Studies Program
706 5th Street 

Chicana/o/x Education Program
203 Monroe Hall

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Program
207 Monroe Hall

Honors Program

Natalia Ruiz-Rubio, Special Assistant to the Provost for Honors
program web page


Andrés Aragoneses–Physics, Kevin Decker–Philosophy, James Headley–Political Science, Garry Kenney–Religious Studies, Chris Kirby–Philosophy, Paul Lindholdt–English, Terry MacMullan–Philosophy, Amber McConnell–Chemistry, Judy Rohrer–Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies,  Natalia Ruiz-Rubio–Modern Languages, Parker Shaw–Modern Languages, Julia Smith–Anthropology, Sheila Woodward–Music.
Honors Office Staff: Dori Roberts, Coordinator/Academic Advisor.

Honors Mission

The EWU Honors program offers a distinct and powerful education. The program brings together highly motivated students interested in generating innovative and socially just solutions to the local, regional, and global challenges of the 21st century. Through an innovative curriculum, small discussion-based classes, community engagement, and research, students feel empowered to address the challenges of today. The Honors program will help prepare students for graduate education and leadership positions in their chosen field.

  • Academic excellence: Through an engaging curriculum, we seek to develop and enhance the academic skills, intellectual curiosity, and commitment to lifelong learning of each student.
  • Community: We seek to create a shared sense of belonging that explores both the benefits and responsibilities of being a part of a community.
  • Leadership: We believe leadership is an intentionally collaborative process built on the values of individuals working to create positive social change.
  • Civic Engagement: We provide opportunities for students to be civically active and engaged participants in their communities with a strong commitment and responsibility to work with others towards public purposes.
  • Social Justice: We encourage Honors students to explain the root causes of injustice and discuss effective methods for preventing and responding to injustice.
  • Research: We encourage Honors students to engage in research in their various disciplines to generate innovative approaches that promote a more just and equitable community.
How To Apply

Honors program application information can be found on the Honors Program web page. 
Priority deadline is February 1 for first-year and transfer students entering in fall term although applications will continue to be accepted after this date. 

Benefits Of Being an Honors Student

  • Classes are small, typically 15–20 students, taught by passionate faculty
  • Engaging and passionate faculty who get to know you and support you in your academic and career goals
  • Belong to a mindful and supportive Honors Community
  • Study abroad and other travel opportunities
  • Undergraduate research opportunities that prepare you for graduate school
  • Co-curricular activities to support experiential learning outside the classroom
  • Scholarships

Honors Classes Core: This Coursework Satisfies General Education Requirements

  • Honors Experience Class taken in the first quarters at EWU (5)
  • Honors Eagle Flight  (1) introduces you to the Honors community
  • Honors Social Justice Seminar or Honors Diversity Studies (5)
  • Honors Global Studies (5)
  • Honors Thesis (in the major) 

As part of the Honors Core, all Honors students must take 1 Honors Experience class (Hons 110, 120 or Honors 130) and the Honors Eagle Flight course within the first quarters in the Honors Program. Honors course descriptions can be found on the course list.

Honors Students should fulfill their General Education Requirements within the Honors Program. 

Honors Certificate, Undergraduate

  • Honors students should consider completing the Honors Certificate as the best way to participate in the Honors Program.
  • The Honors experience is identified on transcripts.
  • Students must be admitted to the Honors program to be able to declare this certificate. 

Grade Requirements: an overall GPA of ≥3.2.

Required Lower Division Honors Courses12
Required Upper Division Honors Courses10
Additional Honors Courses–consult with advisor10
Total Credits32

Required courses in these programs of study may have prerequisites. Reference the course description section for clarification.


Centers of Excellence

217 Hargreaves

The MFA at EWU
CAT 400
601 East Riverside Ave, Spokane

119 Music Bldg.