EWU Core Themes
Our Core themes are based upon EWU's Mission, Vision and Values
Core Theme Three
An institution-wide commitment to local, national, and international community engagement and awareness that benefits the university and the region.
Linkage to the EWU Mission and Strategic Plan
Eastern Washington University will partially achieve its mission by ... "creating environments for personal transformation that enrich the lives of individuals, families, communities, and society at large." Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 Goal 3: Increase community engagement through active participation of students, staff and faculty with community groups, business, organizations and government.
Description of Core Theme Three
EWU's mission is to prepare students to pursue culturally enriched and economically sustainable lives beyond the institution. Outreach to and engagement with the diverse communities outside the university are essential parts of our success as a public institution of higher education.
The objectives for this core theme reflect engagement with the regional, national, and broader international communities. Engagement with the local community occurs both through community participation on EWU advisory boards and the strategic representation of faculty, staff, and students in community organizations. Engagement with national communities is reflected in Eastern's participation in national efforts such as providing educational opportunities for first-generation and underserved communities, sending students to engage in internships and learning opportunities, such as undergraduate and professional research conferences, as well as encouraging faculty participation in seeking and receiving grant opportunities that respond to research interests beyond the region. Engagement of students and faculty with the international community takes place both on Eastern's campus, through visiting scholars and students, as well as on the campus of partner institutions outside of the United States when EWU students and faculty engage in travel, research, learning, and teaching abroad.