Central Washington University is a 2014 recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.   The HEED Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.  CWU is one of only 83 institutions nationwide, and the only four-year institution in Washington State, to receive the award.

“This award highlights our efforts in enhancing diversity at CWU,” said Delores Cleary, chief diversity officer and chair of the Sociology Department. “We are proud and honored to be selected.  While we continue to work to ensure CWU is welcoming to everyone, this award gives us a chance to take a breath and recognize all that we have accomplished.”

Currently, minority students make up roughly 25 percent of CWU’s enrollment and the university was recently named one of the top 50 LGBT-friendly universities in the nation.


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