Among all public Washington state universities, EWU has one of the highest percentages of Hispanic students in its freshman student body. The Chicana/o/x Studies Program serves as the main point of contact for Hispanic, Latinx and Chicanx students looking to build community at EWU.
Hispanics, Latinxs and Chicanxs 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 newspaper shows, 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? Download the 1079 residency affidavit.
- Reach out to the Chicana/o/x Studies 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 the McNair scholars program. You can watch or read McNair success stories featuring past students who were part of the program.
- Apply for scholarships that were created with Hispanic/Latinx students in mind. You’ll even find special scholarships for undocumented students.
- Explore EWU’s Latinx sororities and fraternities.
- Contact the students, faculty and advisers with inside knowledge about life as a Hispanic/Latinx student on campus. You can start by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.359.4857.
- Connect with Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o/x de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) through the EWU clubs and organizations website.
Hispanics, Latinxs and Chicanxs 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.