LGBTQ+ Community

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

All Are Welcome

When you become an Eagle, you join a family that celebrates and promotes the differences among all people. LGBTQ+ students and their allies are always welcome at EWU.

The Pride Center officially opened in winter 2010 and supports EWU’s LGBTQ+ and allied students. 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.

The Women’s and Gender Education (WAGE) Center supports the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) program’s efforts in offering students the skills to critically and actively engage with the world.  The Center has been part of GWSS at Eastern Washington University since 1977.

Pride Center WAGE Center

Campus Resources

Counseling and Wellness Services

EWU offers individual counseling and group counseling for LGBTQ+ students each year.

Counseling Information

Campus Allies

On-campus allies have been specially trained to offer support and answer your questions.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

There are 21 gender neutral restrooms between the Cheney and Spokane campuses.

Find Locations

LGBTQ+ Programs and Classes at EWU

Sample Programs

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

The Sexuality & Queer Studies Minor, is the study of women, gender, feminism, and systems of oppression and privilege. You’ll also explore interdisciplinary scholarship on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and histories, as well as queer and emerging identities.

Sample Classes

  • ANTR 332, Anthropology of Gender
  • CMST 452, Cultural Studies
  • CMST 410, Language and Social Interaction
  • CMST 413, Communication and Personal Relationships
  • PSYC 340, Emotion and Emotional Intelligence
  • PSYC 381, Social Psychology
  • PSYC 474, Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 359, Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 452, Social Influence
  • PSYC 481, Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • SOCI 321, Sex and Gender
  • SOCI 370, Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI 482, Identity and Power
  • SOWK 470, Social Policy Analysis
  • SOWK 378, Human Development Over the Lifespan
  • GWSS 220, Intro to LGBTQ+ Studies
  • GWSS/PHIL 420, Queer Theory
  • GWSS/ANTH/DSST 226, Gender, Health & Marginalization
  • GWST/ANTR/DSST 326, Bodies, Socialization & Culture
  • GWST/CMST 419, Sex, Sexualities, and Communication

LGBTQ+ in the Community

Students may find these resources helpful as they explorelocal and regional LGBTQ+ organizations.


OutSpokane, the region’s leading LGBTQ+ organization, hosts Spokane’s Pride Festival and offers LGBTQ+ resources for the Spokane community.

Odyssey Youth Movement

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

Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) is Spokane’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.