LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ+ students and their allies are always welcome at EWU.

When you become an Eagle, you join a family that celebrates and promotes the differences among all people. Pride Center officially opened in winter 2010 and supports EWU’s LGBTQ+ and allied students.

Pride Center


On Campus

LGBTQ+ students and their allies are always welcome at EWU.

The Pride Center hosts frequent events and programs throughout the year, and you can get connected even before you start your career as an Eagle.




LGBTQ+ in the Community

The Pride Center offers a list of local and regional resources for LGBTQ+ students.

In addition, students may find these resources helpful as they explore issues of diversity at EWU.

  • OutSpokane, the region’s leading LGBTQ+ organization, hosts Spokane’s Pride Festival and offers LGBTQ+ resources for the Spokane community.
  • Odyssey Youth Movement is a local non-profit that promotes equity for LGBTQ+ youth in the Inland Northwest through youth-driven programs and community education.
  • Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

LGBTQ+ Programs and Classes at EWU

Explore how social roles associated with gender and sex affect families, economics, personal relationships, politics, language and power structures.

Sample Programs that Address LGBTQ+ Issues

Communication Studies
Social Work
Women’s and Gender Studies

Sample Classes that Address LGBTQ+ Issues

CMST 452 Cultural Studies
CMST 410 Language and Social Interaction
CMST 413 Communication and Personal Relationships
HUMN 415 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
MGMT 424 Equity and Equality in the Workplace
PSYC 340 Emotion and Emotional Intelligence
PSYC 381 Social Psychology
PSYC 474 Cultural Psychology
PSYC 359 Human Sexuality
PSYC 452 Social Influences
PSYC 481 Prejudice and Stereotyping
SOCI 321 Sex and Gender
SOCI 370 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 482 Identity and Power
SOWK 448 Gay and Lesbian Issues for the Social Work Practitioner
SOWK 470 Social Policy Analysis
SOWK 378 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
WMST 414 Gender and Communication
WMST 319 LGBTQ+ Studies
WMST 420 Queer Theory
WMST 326 Genders, Sexualities, and Bodies
WMST 419 Sex, Sexualities, and Communication
WMST 448 LGBTQ+ Issues for the Professional
WMST 489 LGBT Writers