About the Pride Center

About the Pride CenterThe EWU Pride Center is dedicated to providing a safe and accepting environment for all students, staff and faculty at EWU, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

The goals of the center are to support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, third gender, intersex and ally students, faculty and staff; to promote a campus wide culture of inclusion and respect for diversity through education, outreach and collaboration; and to provide students at EWU with a positive and successful academic experience

Join us for events, meetings, discussions, or just to hang out.


The Pride Center is staffed by the coordinator and faculty, staff and student volunteers. As a result, the center's hours may vary each quarter. General Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm


In the Spring of 2009, Eastern created the LGBTQ Task force made up of faculty, staff, and students. Their mission was to improve the campus climate for LGBTQA faculty, staff and students. The Task Force was chaired by Dr. Terrie Ashby-Scott, the Director of the Office of Transitions and Inclusion. The summer of 2009 the Task Force met for a year long retreat to determine the most critical areas for action at EWU. They established three goals at the retreat:

  • Train faculty and staff about LGBTQ issues

  • Provide visibility including an LGBTQ center

  • Recieve support on important issues from the univesities administration.

The Pride Center opened Fall quarter of 2009, with the official grand opening during the following Winter quarter 2010.

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