Among all public Washington state universities, EWU has one of the highest percentages of Hispanic students in its freshman student body. The Chicano Education program serves as the main point of contact for Hispanic, Latino and Chicano students looking to build community at EWU.
Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos on EWU’s Campus
EWU’s focus on community sets it apart from other universities in the state. EWU was home to Dr. Rudolfo Arevelo, the state’s first Hispanic university president and a first-generation college student who was the son of migrant workers. The EWU student representative to the Board of Trustees is Hispanic. And as a recent story in the region’s largest newspapershows, EWU understands that college is a family affair, not just an independent decision.
Getting connected to EWU’s vibrant Hispanic community is simple.
- Curious about 1079 information? Visit the EWU Dreamers Facebook page or download the 1079 residency affidavit
- Reach out to the Chicano Education program. Their first mission is to actively contribute towards enhancing the opportunity and participation of Chicanos/Latinos in higher education, and they’d love to hear from you if you have questions about EWU.
- Learn about programs like TRiO, McNair scholars, Eastern Advantage and the Eastern Scholars Academy at the Academic Success Center. You can even watch or read TRiO success stories featuring past students who were part of the programs.
- Apply for scholarships that were created with Hispanic students in mind. You’ll even find special scholarships for undocumented students.
- Explore EWU’s Hispanic sororities and fraternities.
- Check out the Q-VO newsletter, which highlights Hispanic student clubs, the work of Hispanic students and faculty on campus, and more.
- Contact the students, faculty and advisers with inside knowledge about life as a Hispanic student on campus. You can start by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 509.359.2404.
- Connect with EWU’s enrollment advocate, who can help undocumented students navigate the process of applying for admission and financial aid.
- Connect with Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) through the EWU clubs and organizations website.
Hispanics, Chicanos and Latinos in the Community
- Find bilingual newspapers, groceries, professional organizations, and churches that support the region’s growing Hispanic community at the Hispanic Business Professionals Association of Spokane.
- Take part in major festivals like Unity in the Community and celebrate major events like National Hispanic Heritage Month.