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Gayla Thomas, Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/ADA Compliance
218 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.4673
fax: 509.359.6823

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Assistance for students, staff, and faculty:

If you need assistance with an equal opportunity issue, or feel that you have been the subject of discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, please contact:

Gayla Thomas

 Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action,ADA Compliance.

She is the primary point of contact for matters related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and discrimination and ADA Compliance.

218 Showalter Hall

Capris Whaley

Program Coordinator Equal Opportunity/Government Relations

218 Showalter Hall



If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call the University Police Department. At all times,  police assistance can be obtained by calling 509.359.7676.  For emergency situations, please call 911.


Additional Resources for students:

Students may also report an incident to the following:

Amy Johnson
Dean of Students

320 Pence Union Building
Phone: 359-2292 Email:

The Dean of Students office advocates for student issues, needs and concerns; responds to emergency and crisis situations affecting students; and represents the University to various constituencies.

Michelle Helmerick
Student Support and Advocacy Manager

PUB 320
Phone: 359.2291


The team members the email in Student Support and Advocacy serve as advocates, advisors, and resources in handling student requests, referrals, complaints, concerns, and crises. They mentor and advise students regarding life skills and problem-solving, ensuring appropriate referrals are made to foster students' retention and success.

Nicholas Franco
Pride Center Manager
LGBTQ Community Connection

105 Showalter Hall
Phone: 359.7870 Email: The EWU Pride Center

The Eagle Pride Center provides information and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community and their allies at Eastern.

Disability Support Services

124 Tawanka Commons
Phone: 359.6871 Email:

The Office of Disability Support Services is dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs, so that each student may receive an equal opportunity to learn, to participate in campus life, and to grow emotionally and socially, and to successfully complete a program of study that will enable them to be self supporting while remaining as independent as possible. This is facilitated through support services, information sharing, advisement, and referral when requested.

Counseling and Psychological Services

225 Martin Hall
Phone: 359.2366

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual counseling for any student who wants to explore personal concerns one-to-one with a therapist.  Concerns vary from coping with the challenges of college life to more severe emotional and interpersonal problems.

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