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Student Affairs Annual Report EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 2012-2013 3 Vice President’s Message


4 Student Affairs Statement: Mission, Vision, Values

28 Associated Students of Eastern Washington University

5 Student Affairs Organizational List

29 Campus Recreation

6 Strategic Planning Overview

30 Student Feature: Nick Barr, Sportsman’s Club

9 Student Affairs Department Overview

31 Counseling and Psychological Services

10 Career Services

33 Disability Support Services

13 Special Feature: snyamncut

34 Health, Wellness and Prevention Services

14 Housing and Residentail Life

35 New Student Transitions and Parent Programs

15 Veterans Resource Center

36 Pride Center

16 Special Feature: Student Accounting

37 Special Feature: Starfish Awards


38 Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

19 Special Feature: Five Year Enrollment Profile

40 Student Feature: Phi Delta Theta

20 Admissions

42 Student Rights and Responsibilities

21 Student Feature: Puneet Janda

43 Special Feature: Student Support and Advocacy

22 Financial Aid and Scholarships

45 Student Medical Services

24 Records and Registration

46 Campus Childcare

25 Student Services Spokane

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Message from the Student Affairs VP STACEY MORGAN FOSTER I am pleased to present the 2012-2013 annual report for Student Affairs. Within these pages, we provide highlights and data, share our strategic objectives, and celebrate our students. This past year signaled a renewal of sorts. The economic downturn began to abate, and we were able to begin re-hiring for vacancies in key areas. We also launched some major initiatives, among which were the following: › Celebrated first full year for the Veterans Resource Center. › Debuted the Student Support and Advocacy Program. › Constructed the new residence hall, and reached out to Tribal elders in the Spokane Salish Language Program to name the new residence hall snyamncut. › Realized strong enrollments. › Increased student participation in co-curricular activities. › Enhanced outreach in Career Services. › Created more efficiencies and easier access for many student processes in Records & Registration, Financial Aid and Admissions. › Received national recognition for publications and residential life. › Completed a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Student Affairs. › Initiated a professional development program for staff. To recognize the dedication of our staff to making a difference in the lives of our students, we created the Starfish Award this year. The award is given to several individuals each quarter, as selected by the Senior Team. Please take time to read about this award on page 37. Being part of the transformational journey for our students is an honor. Through myriad programs, Student Affairs professionals play an important role in helping students achieve their dreams and actively engage in the university community, as they develop as individuals. I am proud of our staff for their dedication to our students. In gratitude,

Stacey Morgan Foster

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Student Affairs Statement Mission We, in the Division of Student Affairs, support Eastern Washington University's mission by promoting and contributing to a university centered on student learning and success. To accomplish this, we will: › lead the campus in delivering purposeful programs and services that address the holistic development of the student › identify and respond to students’ needs with personalized student services › create and maintain a healthy and safe environment that supports and sustains recruitment, retention and student success › cultivate positive relationships among students, faculty, staff and the broader community › link academic and co-curricular learning experiences › establish high standards that promote civic responsibility and mutual accountability › foster an inclusive and diverse community where civility and respect for each individual are valued and expected

Vision Engage students along their transformational journey to develop self-confidence, a sense of purpose, resiliency, critical thinking and active citizenship.

Values Because students are the most important part of what we do, as student affairs professionals we value:

Integrity . Respect . Commitment . Creativity . Collaboration . Inclusivity . Diversity

It is an honor to be a part of our students' transformational journeys. 4 . Eastern Washington University . Student Affairs Annual Report . 2012-2013

Student Affairs Organization Vice President Budget and Administrative Services Assessment Student Accounting Childcare Center Contract/YMCA Health Services Contract/ Rockwood Clinic Career Services Veterans Resource Center Housing and Residential Life Housing Operations Residential Life Living-Learning Communities

Dean of Students/ Associate Vice President for Student Life Campus Recreation Club Sports EPIC Adventures Intramurals Counseling and Psychological Services Disability Support Services

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services Admissions Financial Aid and Scholarships Records and Registration Riverpoint Student Services Student Communications Student Employment Services

Health, Wellness and Prevention Services New Student Transitions and Parent Programs Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership Associated Students of EWU Eagle Entertainment Leadership/Greek Life PRIDE Center Special Events Student Rights and Responsibilities Student Support and Advocacy

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01 / Improve services and support for veterans

05 / Improve services for students with disabilities

459 students receiving benefits, a 13% increase from 2011-12

976 exams proctored for DSS students, a 14% increase

482 attendees for “Got Your 6” training

Added new accommodations specialist position

Received grant to defray childcare costs for student veterans 19 new donors and funding exceeding $11,000

02 / Improve the residential experience through enhanced housing and campus life First year student Live On Requirement proposed Student satisfaction rating increased 5.14 % Attrition decreased 6.52% 10% increase in the number of student residents involved in Living-Learning Communities 24% of students on the dean’s list

03 / Improve campus life Initial planning for PUB renovation begun 144 Clubs and Organizations

06 / Improve student preparation for success through a strong orientation program Established new department and revised staffing Developed academic expectations program as part of revised orientation In 2013, 1,305 students participated in firstSTEP, an 8% increase 1,587 parents and family members participated in firstSTEP Established baseline student outcomes for firstSTEP 96% of attendees registered for 12+ credits during firstSTEP 89% of attendees agreed that orientation helped them develop connections with faculty and staff

07 / Improve resources for students in crisis/need of support Created manager of student support and advocacy role

04 / Attract and retain students 13.2% increase in student enrollment since 2009 Purchased Customer Relations Management system

Developed partnership with Lutheran Community Services for onsite, confidential advocacy services, two days per week Student emergency fund created with fundraising plan; developed protocol for students to request emergency funds and distributed $1,000 in 2013

Re-designed communications to ensure alignment with Housing, Financial Aid, Admissions and Career Services 6 . Eastern Washington University . Student Affairs Annual Report . 2012-2013

08 / Increasing opportunities for on campus student employment

11 / Increase internship participation by 5%

15% of the student population works on campus

651 student internships, a 9.1% increase

09 / Improve services for Riverpoint Campus students

12 / Enhance dialogue and partnership with community about student issues

Increased counseling, campus recreation, orientation offerings and social programming on Riverpoint Campus

Each residence hall partnered with a local community service agency

Dean of Students works at Riverpoint Campus and holds office hours every other week ASEWU staff now holds office hours each week at Riverpoint Campus and distributed “Finals Survival Kits” each quarter in 2013

13 / Develop clear branding and messaging about Student Affairs goals and philosophy Created standard templates for presentations

Hired full-time psychological counselor assigned to Riverpoint Campus

Audited 50% of web pages to ensure consistency, accuracy, and messaging

Developed Riverpoint Campus welcome program, including new annual Family Movie Night

Provided staff development programs about student affairs philosophy Created position for strategic student communications and continued refinement of marketing materials

10 / Improve and increase online access to student support

14 / Achieve and publicize national recognition for programs

158,968 degree audits run by students, a 70% increase Created online module for commencement 26,116 visits to the Career Services website, a 108% increase 54,871 visits to the Housing and Residential Life website, a 17% increase

Received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Gold Excellence Award for Housing/Residential Life’s Computing, Engineering and Sciences Living Learning Community

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Student Affairs Senior Team STACEY MORGAN FOSTER, JD, vice president for Student Affairs, joined the EWU team in 2010 and has more than 25 years of experience in higher education. Previously, she served as the VP at California State University, Stanislaus. She has a BA in English with a Secondary Teaching Credential (CSU Sacramento) and a JD (George Mason University School of Law). Foster is a committed mentor to emerging student leaders and particularly interested in developing ethical decision-making skills among students.

AMY JOHNSON, EdD, associate vice president for Student Life and dean of students, has worked in higher

education for more than 15 years as an administrator and faculty member. Johnson has served in leadership and faculty roles at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). She holds master's and doctoral degrees in higher education from Penn and a bachelor's degree in English/communication from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

NEIL WOOLF, EdD, associate vice president for Enrollment Management, is a proud Eastern alumnus (BA

government, '01). He joined the Student Affairs team in August 2013. He has experience in higher education both at the state and institutional levels working to improve student access and success. Woolf also holds a master's in public administration from the University of Utah and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

ERIN MORGAN, MA, registrar for Eastern Washington University since 2008, previously served as the registrar and interim director of International Programs for Clark College in Vancouver, Wash. Morgan was the manager of International Student Services at University of California, Irvine and lived in South Korea for several years where she worked for LG Corporation. She completed her master's degree in TESOL at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., in 1997. DAVE MILLET, MS, director for the Veterans Resource Center, has worked at EWU since 2005. He spent 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Army ending his career as a Lt. Colonel and chair of the Department of Military Science at EWU. Millet obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Seattle University and later received a master's degree in human resource management from Troy University.

VIRGINIA �GINI� HINCH, MEd, director for Career Services, advises students and alumni on career options.

She began her career at EWU as the internship coordinator and helped develop the curriculum for the career exploration course, CRSV 210. Hinch has a BA in English and a master's degree in adult education from Eastern Washington University.

JOSH ASHCROFT, MEd, chief housing officer for Housing and Residential Life, holds a master's of education in college student services administration from Oregon State and a bachelor’s in communication studies from Eastern Washington University. Ashcroft has been employed with EWU since 2007 and has had the privilege of working in Admissions, Student Activities and Housing and Residential Life. STACEY REECE, MS, director for Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL), began her career at EWU in 2001 as the advisor for student organizations. She previously served as the director for Student Rights and Responsibilities. Reece earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master’s in science from Eastern Washington University, focusing on organizational communication and student development. 9 . Eastern Washington University . Student Affairs Annual Report . 2012-2013

Career Services UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: GROWING INTERNSHIPS In an increasingly competitive job market, experience is a distinguishing factor for employers. In particular, a college graduate's relevant career exposure in the field is critical to success. Internships are an excellent vehicle to achieve this. As part of the University’s Strategic Plan, Career Services was charged with increasing the number of students participating in internships. To achieve this goal, Career Services set about the following tasks: › Partner with academic departments to enhance relationship with faculty internship advisors and better market internships to students › Develop quality internship opportunities and advertise them well › Market opportunities to students › Expand outreach to employers As part of these goals, the department developed internship profiles of students who participated in internships. The profiles were posted to the website and displayed within the Career Services Office. The department also invited past interns to participate in internship panels for classroom presentations to students. The student presenters were powerful motivators to current students. As a result of these efforts and other efforts across campus, the number of students who participated in internships increased by 9.1 percent from the 2011-2012 academic year to the 2012-2013 academic year. Internships continue to grow as students and employers realize the value.

Graduate Survey



% Change

Employed Full Time




Attending graduate school




Career-related experiences prior to graduation




Internship/practicum while in college




Use of EagleAxis




Use of résumé assistance




Use of Career Fairs/network events




Use of Career Advising




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Service Indicators



Individual career planning appointments (1 on 1 visits with staff)



Career counseling appointments ( career assessment or testing)



Students in CRSV 210



Students that participated in internships



Students in CRSV 298 – Professional preparation



Class presentations



Number of students reached in class presentations



Placement files activated



Career theme workshops



Student participants in career workshops



Information sessions and presentations to student groups, clubs, etc.



“Work it!” Career conference attendance



Majors Fair participation (now includes graduate and undergraduate)



Annual career fair attendance



Community engagement – Neighbor Festival – community partners



Career Wiki usage-hits



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snyamncut – the Spokane Salish word for place of gathering – a place of the heart

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snyamcut REDEFINING THE ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE: BUILDING WITH STUDENT SUCCESS IN MIND This fall EWU finished something BIG. Three hundred and fifty four students moved into the brand new state of the art residential facility, snyamncut. The 104,000 square foot building is designed to redefine the campus living experience, facilitating academic and social programming in a home-like environment. Amenities within snyamncut include a great room with a gas fireplace, full kitchens on every floor, a covered front porch, study areas with natural lighting, game rooms and wireless access throughout. snyamncut is the Spokane Salish word for place of gathering, with the connotation of it being a special place of emotional attachment – a place of the heart. It was a special meeting place for the Spokane people; the area was mainly used for rest, relaxation and decision making. As with many Spokane Salish words, snyamncut is not capitalized. Salish is a shared language with different dialects used by several northwest tribal people. Presently, there are 11 individuals fluent in Spokane Salish, and the Spokane Tribe has an active Language/Culture Education program to revitalize the language. It is a viable and important part of native culture today, and its perpetuation is vital to understanding and preserving tribal heritage and values. Eastern Washington University is located within the larger ancestral home of the Spokane Tribe. In fact, the actual area of the university and surrounding lakes was an annual gathering spot in the summer for members of the tribe. It is called sile? (paternal grandfather) by the Spokane people. It is, thus, fitting for the university to honor the legacy of the Spokane Tribe and to reinforce the active cultural influence of the Spokane Tribe by naming the new residence hall with a word in the Spokane language. University officials began working with tribal leaders early on to explore the possibility of naming the hall with a word in the Spokane language for all the reasons noted above. Ultimately, the Spokane Language/Culture Program elders were identified as the appropriate persons to develop a name. This group talked with university leaders to understand the philosophy and program goals of campus residential life, and they visited the hall to ensure that the name proposed would be fitting. After deliberating, they chose a name for its meaning, rather than for ease of pronunciation or marketing. This rationale is consistent with the university’s intent in seeking the name, to honor the legacy of the tribal people and deepen understanding, rather than tokenize the language and the people as a marketing gimmick. Eastern Washington University is an institution of education that values a broadened cultural perspective. We are honored to name the new hall snyamncut. We are grateful for the gift of the name and confident that our students will appreciate its significance in contributing to their education. In order to ensure that the name has context and that our original values in securing the name are lived out, we will be creating an educational wall display about the Spokane Tribe and the Spokane Language on the first floor. Other opportunities will be provided throughout the life of the hall to encourage meaningful understanding and learning.

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Housing and Residential Life UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: SUPPORTING STEM STUDENTS In 2009, Housing and Residential Life launched an innovative living-learning community (LLC) in the residence halls to support students in computing science, engineering, math and physics fields. In the computing, engineering and sciences (CES) LLC, students experience a supportive community where they can collaborate, study, research and socialize together. The program incorporates these activities along with a strong faculty presence to create an environment of academic success and satisfaction with the community. Field trips, study groups, tutoring and career planning are all part of this LLC. The program aims to develop a science identity that is essential to persistence in college and professional success. Since its inception, the CES LLC has grown from 21 students to 70 students. In 2013, it was honored with the Gold NASPA award for the best residential life program nationally. The CES LLC directly reinforces the core themes of the university strategic plan: student success, innovation, community engagement and visibility. Embracing a group of students in challenging majors, who often do not gravitate toward organized student support programs, the activities and support in the CES LLC have served to connect these students to their academic programs and to the residential community, while increasing their academic success. The presence of this LLC and the visibility of the students on campus and in the community have been contagious. This is now the most popular LLC offered, and their involvement has inspired other LLCs to enhance their programs. The LLC provides a welcoming home for new students and stability to continuing students. Recruiting efforts in attracting students interested in the STEM fields has certainly been aided through this group’s presence, as they provide evidence of the university’s commitment to student success.

Service Indicators



Total number of programs sponsored



Student attendance at above programs



Number of programs that were collaborations with other departments or the community



Community service projects



Number of student in the Living Learning Centers



Fall total occupancy 1st time freshmen New transfer students Continuing students

1,630 938 104 456

1,618 928 137 468

Attrition rate fall to winter



Attrition rate winter to spring



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Veterans Resource Center UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: SHARING STORIES Telling the stories of student veterans and the challenges they face, the Veterans Resource Center provides service, advocacy and visibility. To further enhance support for student veterans, the department commissioned a video on the mission and purpose of the Veterans Resource Center and needs of student veterans. This video received a Spark Award from the Spokane Regional MarCom Association. It captures the challenges faced by veterans as they return to campus and the incredible support that Eastern is providing with the establishment of a center focused on helping veterans transition from the military to the campus experience. The video uses interviews from student veterans, the VRC staff, faculty and community veterans, to send a strong message about the importance of supporting veterans as they strive toward obtaining their degree at Eastern. The video discusses the goals of the center, showcases the lounge and office space and outlines the staffing and use of faculty liaisons to enhance the success of student veterans. It has been distributed nationally and regionally to community colleges, universities and other veteran organizations, and has been viewed thousands of times. View it at:

Service Indicators


Number of students receiving VA benefits


Number of Veteran State Waivers


Number of Active Duty/NG/Reserve Waivers


VA certifications processed (AY)


Total VA benefits received (AY)

$2.7 Million

Attendees for “Got Your 6” training (faculty and staff)


Staff participation at veteran recruiting fairs and conferences


Number of hot dogs cooked for veteran receptions


Staff Sgt. Jonathan Dayao is Active Air Force Tari Dunlap – USMC veteran (SGT)

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Student Accounting In the 2012-2013 academic year, the Student Accounting Office provided support for more than 150 diverse student clubs and organizations. Staff members of the Student Accounting Office provide assistance with purchasing items and navigating the many policies and procedures required to both earn and spend money on behalf of various clubs. In addition to self-supporting clubs, the staff also provides support for all of the numerous organizations that are funded by the Services and Activities fee. Once a club account is opened, the funds that are deposited by the club are available indefinitely. Funds may be spent or disbursed from club accounts through the use of university purchase orders, credit cards or checks that are issued on a daily basis. Clubs and organizations in good standing with the university can deposit their earnings from dues and fundraisers at the customer service desk in the campus bookstore. The primary purpose of the office is to support financial management needs of student clubs and organizations on campus. The friendly employees in the Student Accounting Office are there to help clubs and organization and will happily answer any questions.

EWU Clubs and Organizations Active Minds African International Movement (AIM) Afro-Caribbean Association Aikido Club Airsoft Club Alpha Omega Alternative Break Club (ABC) Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity) Alpha Phi Omega (National Service Fraternity) Alpha Pi Sigma (Sorority) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Android Developers Club Anime Club Anthropological Society Aquatic Club Archery Club Association for Computing Machinery Association of Student Planners Athletic Training Club Badminton Club Berean Bible Study Beta Alpha Psi Black Student Union Bowling Club Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation & Peace Studies (BMPS) Catholic Newman Center Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship CHEM Club EWU Christians on Campus Climbing Club College Success Foundation Scholars Compassionate Interfaith Society Competition Dance Team Connections In HR (SHRM) Criminal Justice Club Cross Fit Club Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) Cycling Club Damn Dirty Apes Improve (DDAI) Dance Force Disc Gold Club Doctor of Physical Therapy Club Eagle Ambassadors Eagles of Harmony (My Little Pony: Friendships Magic fans of EWU) Eagle Pride Eagles Volunteering Around the Community (EVAC) Eastern Atheists Early Childhood Education Club Eastern Reading Council The Edge Episcopal Campus Ministry Equestrian Team Exercise Science Club Fast pitch Club Fencing Club Filipino American Club (Fil-Am Club) Fostering Interpersonal Relationships for Eagles (FIRE) Gallery Program Gamers Club Geology Club Golf Club Harry Potter Club Health Informatics Technology & Management Student Organization Health Services Administration Organization Health and Wellness Team Hockey Club (Women's) H.O.M.E Program (Helping Ourselves Means Education) House Hockey Club (Men's) Hui O' Hawaii Ice Hockey Club (Men's Varsity) I.E.E.E. (Institute of Electronic & Electronics Engineers) International Student Association Jiu Jitsu Judo Club Kode Red Latter-Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA) Master in Social Work Student Association M.E.Ch.A Native American Student Association National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) National Council of Teachers of English Neuroscience Research Dedicated Students (NeRDS) Northwest Boulevard Northwest Collegiate Ministries NSSLHA UPCD (University Programs in Communication Disorders) Occupational Therapy Club Omega Delta Phi (Fraternity) Phi Alpha Theta (History Society) Phi Eta Sigma PR Club (EWU PRSSA) Pre Med/Pre Dent Society Programming Club Project UNIFY Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society) Public Health Club Recfast Club ROTC Fighting Eagles Club Rodeo Rugby Football Club (Men's) Rugby Football Club (Women's) Running Club SAFE PATH Saudi Club Self Defense Club Sigma Alpha Lambda (Honors) Sigma Phi Epsilon (Fraternity) Soccer Club (Men's) Soccer Club (Women's) Sociology Club Sportsman's Club Sustainability Project Tennis Club Transcendental Apathetic (Philosophy Club) TRiO Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Undergraduate Bachelors of Social Work Organization Veterans Club Volleyball Club (Women's) Wrestling Club

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Five-Year Enrollment Snapshot EWU continues to be the institution of choice for students from Washington and the region. Since 2009, headcount has increased by 1,285 students (13.2 percent).







Enrolled Average Age Male Female Asian/Pacific Islander African American Hispanic Native American Multiple Ethnicities Caucasian Other/Non-Hispanic/Unknown International Total Diversity Average HS GPA Average SAT (reading, math) Percent first generation enrolled WA Residency

1,468 18.4 41.90% 58.10% 3.20% 5.72% 12.74% 1.70% 3.13% 63.76% 8.85% 0.89% 27.38% 3.17 974 50.50% 91.00% Undecided; Nursing; Business Admn

1,543 18.4 41.70% 58.30% 5.38% 6.93% 12.90% 1.69% 3.24% 67.73% 0.96% 1.17% 31.31% 3.17 980 49.40% 86.80% Undecided; Nursing; Psychology

1,496 18.5 41.30% 58.70% 3.07% 3.68% 13.37% 0.74% 5.35% 70.19% 1.33% 2.27% 28.48% 3.24 982 50.10% 87.90% Undecided; Nursing; Dental Hygiene

1,569 18.4 42.30% 57.70% 3.00% 4.08% 15.74% 1.02% 6.25% 67.43% 0.58% 1.91% 32% 3.22 983 52.70% 92.10% Undecided; Nursing; Business Admn

1,482 18.4 40.80% 59.10% 3.24% 3.71% 14.40% 0.9% 6.48% 68.42% 2.83% 1.89% 30.62% 3.24 984 47.40% 94.13% Undecided; Nursing, Biology; Pre-Medicine

1,086 24.4 45.90% 54.20% 3.50% 2.12% 9.39% 1.84% 2.76% 60.04% 18.32% 2.03% 21.64% 2.97 52.10% 78.70% SFCC, SCC, Columbia Basin CC

1,066 24.5 46.40% 53.60% 3.47% 1.88% 6.38% 1.78% 4.03% 74.86% 5.26% 2.34% 19.88% 2.99 54.80% 83.50% SFCC, SCC, Columbia Basin CC

1,121 25.1 46.00% 54.00% 3.12% 2.23% 8.92% 1.16% 3.75% 75.47% 2.76% 2.59% 21.77% 3.03 53.90% 85.60% SFCC, SCC, Columbia Basin CC

1,145 24.9 45.10% 54.90% 2.97% 2.79% 9.34% 1.57% 4.28% 71.18% 5.34% 2.53% 23.48% 3.04 51.80% 92.10% SFCC, SCC, Columbia Basin CC

1,255 24.1 48.10% 52.00% 2.39% 2.31% 10.20% 1.20% 5.34% 73.23% 5.34% 6.30% 27.74% 3.02% 51.10% 91.84% SFCC, SCC, Columbia Basin CC

10,219 10,504 11,302

10,415 10,750 11,534

10,591 10,960 12,130

10,851 11,241 12,587

10,983 11,249 12,791

Top Interest Areas (stated at application)

Transfer Enrolled Average Age Male Female Asian/Pacific Islander African American Hispanic Native American Multiple Ethnicities Caucasian Other/Non-Hispanic/Unknown International Total Diversity Average transfer GPA Percent first generation enrolled WA Residency Top 3 feeder transfer schools

Total Enrollment State head count FTE all students Unduplicated head count

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Admissions UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: IMPROVING RESPONSIVENESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Implementing the document imaging system, Admissions established a fully electronic application and credentials file review process, which improved timeliness and accuracy. In addition, the department decreased the average application review time from 14 days to 11 days. In 2013, Eastern was recognized for its excellent admissions marketing campaign, receiving regional Silver Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and a Spark Award from the Spokane Regional MarCom Association.

Service Indicators



High School Visitations



States Visited



Regional and National Fairs Participation



On-Campus Visitation Programs



Campus Tours



Special Group Visits



Prospective Student Individual Campus Visits (from above tours and programs)



Applications for Undergraduate Admissions



Entering Student Profile

Fall 11

Fall 12

Freshman High School GPA



Freshman SAT Average



Number of Freshmen Enrolled



Selectivity/Admission Rate for Freshmen



Number of Transfers Enrolled



Diversity of New Student Pool



Washington Residents



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Puneet Janda Major › Electrical Engineering Year › Junior Hometown › Lynden, Wash. Puneet Janda grew up in Lynden, Wash. Her parents were born in New Delhi, India, and after they married they came to America looking for a better opportunity. When Puneet was just three years old her father passed away, leaving her mother to raise her and her older sister. Growing up without a father and watching her mother struggle for years to take care of two children on a single income, Puneet vowed to go to college and earn an education that would enable her to secure a solid future. To achieve her goal, Puneet took advantage of the Running Start program and attended Whatcom Community College during high school. In addition to attending high school and college classes, Puneet also managed to hold down a job at Dairy Queen to help support her family. After graduating from Lynden High School in 2011, Puneet moved to the east side of the state and enrolled in classes at Eastern Washington University. She was unsure what she wanted to major in, but after recognizing her passion to “tinker with things” and her enjoyment of math, Puneet decided to pursue electrical engineering. Puneet’s enthusiasm for mathematics and engineering led her to acquire the jobs that she holds: a Lighting and Audio Technician and a math tutor. In addition to her two jobs, Puneet attends school full time and volunteers for the Asia University America Program (AUAP), a five-month study abroad program for freshmen and sophomores from Asia University, Tokyo, Japan. Moreover, Puneet, currently minoring in mathematics, is considering adding a second minor in physics. On top of all that, she is fluent in three languages! Today at age 20, Puneet has little time for herself, but knows it will all pay off in the end. “I keep working to help my mom because I plan to get my mom out of work. I plan to force my mom to retire. She works in a factory and always complains about how her feet get swollen. It makes me sad. I want to help her.” Being able to benefit from financial aid and Work Study has given Puneet the ability to not only gain an invaluable education, but also work experience. One day she aspires to work in the public sector. “I want to give back to my government. I get financial aid, which comes from the government, and I just feel like I should give back because they have helped me so much.”

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Financial Aid and Scholarships UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: REACHING OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES The outreach team conducted 25 financial aid outreach sessions for approximately 1,000 local students and parents. The office disbursed over $133 million in aid to 9,731 students. This past year also saw the implementation of the new College Bound Scholarship program, serving 330 high-need Washington high school graduates with more than $1 million in aid.

Financial Aid Service Indicators

Fall 11

Fall 12

Phone Calls



Total FAFSAs Processed



Total Scholarship Applications Processed



Total Foundation Scholarships Awarded



Total Aid Recipients



Federal Aid by Source 2012-13

13.1% 68.2%

Total Federal Aid $91,335,280

Total Financial Aid $133,440,883

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Total State Aid $17,534,489

Institutional Aid 13.3% Total $17,850,904


Total Private Aid $5,863,476


Total Third Party Billing $1,346,260

Loan and Debt Statistics

FY 09

FY 10

FY 11

EWU Cohort Default Rate (Direct Loans)



Available 10/1/14

National Cohort Default Rate (Direct Loans)



Available 10/1/14

*The U.S. Department of Education changed to a three-year default rate to better support students in managing their debt.

Loan and Debt Statistics

FY 10

FY 11

FY 12

Average Debt of EWU Graduates




Average Debt of College Graduates (National)




Percentage of EWU Graduates with debt




Percentage of College Graduates with debt (National)




Pell Grants*




Percent of Undergraduates Receiving Pell




*Pell Grants are federally funded awards for low income students. If students are eligible, they receive the award. Pell Grants are considered to be the “foundational� program for student financial aid, and Eastern students received $19.4 million in funding for 2012-2013.

EWU disbursed $133,440,883 in aid to 9,731 students.

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Records and Registration UNIT ACHIEVEMENTS: INNOVATING TO HELP STUDENTS Records and Registration continued to streamline and automate processes to ensure accuracy and enhance student access. One notable improvement was coding for repeated classes to ensure accurate GPA. This provides a more accurate assessment of students’ progress toward degree completion, as many programs require certain GPA levels be maintained within the major. Records and Registration also began work on the implementation of the curriculum management system (LeepfrogŽ CIM) in collaboration with Academic Affairs. CIM provides an improved workflow for course and program proposals to be approved and implemented within Banner. The department also participated in the successful rollout of the student portal in myEWU Portal. The portal allows students to see all their record information in one page such as current schedule, balance on their account, financial aid award, and their advisor and major information. The page has convenient quick links to a wide variety of online tools such as enrollment verifications, transcript requests, hold status, EagleAXIS and EagleNET.

Service Indicators



Student online registration transactions



Student in-person registration transactions



Undergraduate degrees posted



Degree audits (SOAR) run by students



Major declarations posted to student records



Total curricular and program changes implemented in catalog



Paper and e-transcripts produced



Washington residency applications reviewed and processed



Transcript articulations processed



Students enrolled into waitlisted sections



Schedule Planner total logins



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EWU in Spokane, Riverpoint Campus Service Indicators



Exams proctored for Online Learning



Rooms scheduled for course sections at Riverpoint



Number of Riverpoint -only students this location serves



Phone calls



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UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: SERVING STUDENTS The ASEWU Council, Cabinet and Superior Court worked diligently throughout the 2012-2013 year to reach out to students, increase student government visibility, support students and engage students in making a difference through active citizenship. From educational programming to outreach initiatives, the 2012-2013 student government worked on a variety of projects that positively affected students at Eastern Washington University. In the fall, legislative affairs representative Shelby Pelon led a successful voter registration drive. Through the concerted efforts of student government members, more than 670 individuals completed a voter registration form (either as a new voter or to change an address). Pelon also set up the ASEWU office suite as a location where students could drop off their completed ballot leading up to General Election Day. In October, the ASEWU Superior Court sponsored a “Democracy Day� event. Using the national and state elections as the backdrop, the two candidates vying for the position of Representative, Position 2, Legislative District, Jeff Holy (R) and Dennis Dellwo (D), came to campus on Oct. 30, and held a debate. Lastly, the ASEWU Council distributed finals survival kits to students, with items and information beneficial to studying and preparing for finals. Council representative Aly Morgan initiated the finals kit project and contacted departments and programs for contributions. During each of the fall, winter and spring quarters, 1000 kits were produced and distributed during dead week on both the EWU Cheney and Riverpoint campuses.

Service Indicators



Number of clubs and organizations



Students involved in ASEWU committees



Number of formal group meeting participation



Average GPA of ASEWU (Court, Council and Staff)



Number of activities and/or events at Riverpoint Campus



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Campus Recreation UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: REDUCING FEES INCREASES PARTICIPATION In winter 2012, in order to keep students’ costs low and respond to modest participation in intramural sports programs, Campus Recreation eliminated the Intramural (I.M.) team entry fee, shifted to a one-day-per-week schedule, added league and team options, and increased exposure on the Riverpoint Campus. Due to these changes, both the winter and spring quarter enrollment showed immediate improvement, with a nearly 20 percent increase in participation from the previous year, indicating that strong student support continues for these valuable recreation and engagement programs. EWU student and regular I.M. basketball player Jarrod Gunning reports that the new model has “allowed more of my friends to play… and now I have different groups of my friends playing all three nights – something they were never able to do [before the changes].” Gunning’s sentiment reflects widespread anecdotal accounts from students, who describe how much easier it is to participate with so many I.M. options. Student sport directors Cait Malich and Nick Barr note that an increase in the overall number of teams has translated to more widespread participation from different types of students. “I see so many new faces now, and it’s a really great thing,” reports Malich. This is music to the ears of the Campus Recreation staff, who are thrilled with the results of their efforts to respond to students’ needs and schedules – and are committed to keeping them coming back season after season.

Service Indicators



Individuals served



EPIC student contacts



Number of intramural leagues



Intramurals players per quarter



EPIC Adventures course offerings (different courses)



Sections of EPIC Adventures courses



EPIC Adventures student enrollment in courses



EPIC special programs



Club Sport Federation home competitions



Club Sport Federation Leadership Retreat attendance



Student employees of Campus Recreation



Community service projects



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› student feature

Nicholas "Nick" Barr Major › Marketing Year › Senior Hometown › Lacey, Wash. Nick Barr truly knows the meaning of the University’s slogan: start something big. As a freshman, Nick started the EWU-Fishing Club with a vision of competing in the Forrest L. Wood (FLW) collegiate fishing circuit. By the beginning of his sophomore year, Nick had turned the EWU Fishing Club into the EWU Sportsman’s Club after seeing a huge surge in interest in both male and female club members. Along with fishing competitively, Nick organizes regular community service projects for the club, plans recreational hunting/ fishing expeditions, embraces learning sessions for members in a variety of activities, represents their club at local and regional sportsman’s shows, speaks on Seattle’s KJR 950 Sports Talk Radio talking about fishing strategies and appears on national TV representing Eastern Washington University in competition. His team has been ranked as high as the #2 college fishing team in the country, and the club has grown to 70+ members in just a few short years. Outside of being the president of the EWU Sportsman’s Club, this past year Nick has worked at MarDon Resort in Othello, Wash., worked as an event coordinator helping Eagle Entertainment bring superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to the EWU campus, won an intramural championship for flag football, worked as a ball boy for EWU home football games, had a picture featured in Bassmaster Magazine holding up a 7-lb largemouth, hosted a sold-out fishing clinic for children, written articles for multiple magazines, had his YouTube instructional videos approach 100,000 views, and helped his club receive two Student Life Excellence Awards (University Ambassador Award and Outstanding Sports Club Award), all while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.2+ and making the Dean’s List. Nick did start something big, and has taken it one step further, being recognized nationally for multiple efforts while maintaining his status as an ambassador for Eastern and bringing local, regional and national exposure to the Cheney campus. He is always thinking about what he can do to incorporate new students into activities on the EWU campus. He has true “Eagle Pride” and is honored to call EWU his home, and will no doubt continue to start big things after he completes his collegiate career.

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Counseling and Psychological Services UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: ENHANCING SERVICE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) implemented a new electronic database during 2012-2013. Titanium Schedule is a data management system designed specifically for university counseling centers, including complete scheduling and file management functions. Specific benefits include improved client care, data management and security features, as well as paperwork reduction. Titanium enables timely and efficient communication among CAPS providers, enhancing collaboration between all professionals concerned with an individual student’s care. For example, the CAPS Riverpoint psychologist now has seamless access to the same information as clinicians on the Cheney campus – informing effective treatment and aiding collaboration when necessary. Assessment of client distress and progress in counseling is fully integrated within Titanium, informing treatment planning and appropriate referral when indicated. Titanium is fully HIPAA compliant, offering a secure and more environmentally-friendly alternative to paper files.

Service Indicators



Total individual sessions (scheduled and walk-ins) Number of sessions scheduled Walk-in crisis sessions

3,019 2,527 492

3,700 3,361 339

Number of individual clients seen



Average number of sessions per client



Referrals for psychiatric/medication consultation Client sessions with CAPS consulting psychiatrist

31 81

33 114

Psychological assessments performed for disability accommodations



Safety assessments conducted, as referred by Dean of Students



Mental Health Screenings completed through CAPS website



Total contacts for counseling groups



Total outreach programs Total number of clients served

75 1,887

166 3,300

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Disability Support Services UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: MAKING THE TRANSITION TO COLLEGE SMOOTH Disability Support Services (DSS) once again hosted the annual summer BRIDGE program for students affiliated with the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB). The DSB BRIDGE program serves students from the state of Washington who are blind and have recently graduated from high school, allowing them the opportunity to experience college life and develop necessary skills needed to succeed in a higher education setting. Students take one class, live in a residence hall, and become part of the campus community. Seven students participated this year, bringing the total number of EWU DSB BRIDGE participants to 71. One student from this year’s program remains at EWU and is doing well. Eight previous BRIDGE participants have remained at EWU and graduated. One former student went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology from Stanford.

Service Indicators



Total students registered and assisted Students with learning disabilities (excluding TBI) Students with TBI—traumatic brain injury Students with psychological disability Students with hearing impairment Students with visual impairment Students with mobility impairment Other disabilities

527 236 12 103 17 18 46 99

583 266 11 125 22 22 45 92

DSS students in summer quarter



DSS students graduating



Assistance with DSS students appealing Financial Aid



Number of course substitutions for DSS students in math



Number of students referred to CAPS for assessment



Number of students referred to off-campus clinicians for assessment



Exams proctored for DSS students by DSS staff



Exams proctored for DSS students by Academic Support Center staff



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Health, Wellness and Prevention Services UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: HIGHLIGHTING WELLNESS In the spring of 2013, Health, Wellness and Prevention Services (HWPS) hosted the inaugural Wellness Week. Wellness Week was a successful series of programs created by the peer health advisors to help raise overall awareness of health and wellness issues for the campus. More than 600 students participated in activities throughout the week, which included the following programs: › Body Image Panel featuring members of the campus and Cheney communities to discuss the media’s portrayal of the ideal body, as well as other relevant topics. › Self-Defense Class In partnership with the EWU Police, with HWPS peer health advisors handing out self-safety kits to help students stay safe during summer break. › Smile Campaign With HWPS peer advisors handing out cookies to students in return for a smile to promote gratitude and foster campus community. › Glow-n-the-Dark Zumbathon In which the first 50 participants received a T-shirt to decorate with glow-in-the-dark pens and show off under the black lights. › Time Management Skills and Tips With interactive games that addressed time management and help students learn to manage demanding schedules that include classes, homework, involvement opportunities and more.

Service Indicators



Number of collaborative community and campus events



Attendance at collaborative community and campus events



Number of student volunteers



Number of community service hours provided by student volunteers



Attendees at presentations



Colonial Clinic assessments



Web-based substance use education programs



Influenza immunizations



Front desk total contacts



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New Student Transitions & Parent Programs UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL START In its inaugural year, the New Student Transitions and Parents Program (NSTPP) unit fundamentally revamped its firstSTEP orientation and Welcome Week programs. Through both programs, NSTPP sought to minimize or remove most of the transactional content, replacing it with educational and experiential programs that reflect national best practices and better facilitate student development and retention. Significant changes were made to highlight the importance of academics and provide both students and parents essential information regarding curricula, academic requirements, the general education program and academic integrity issues.

Service Indicators



Number of students who participated in firstSTEP



Number of family members who participated in firstSTEP



Estimated number of students who participated in New Student Orientation/Welcome Week



Estimated number of students who attended convocation



Number of parent newsletter subscribers



Estimated number of Riverpoint Welcome Week family movie participants



Estimated number of Riverpoint Information Fair participants



* Includes non-EWU Running Start students; excludes transfer students ** Includes transfer students and non-EWU Running Start students

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Pride Center UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: RAISING VISIBILITY During the 2012-13 academic year, the Pride Center hosted the biggest Pride Week to date. The purpose of EWU Pride Week is to raise visibility for the Pride Center and awareness about issues that impact the LGBTQ community. Pride Week included a variety of activities co-sponsored by the Pride Center and the LGBTQA student club, Eagle Pride, including the following: › The first-ever Ally Scavenger Hunt, in which students competed with each other to identify LGBTQ allies across the EWU campus › Collaboration with EWU Libraries and the Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee to sponsor three “Speak Up” training sessions for faculty, staff and students, using skill-building and role-playing to empower individuals to identify and speak up against bigotry and bias › A panel discussion with PFLAG members (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays) to discuss the history of the organization and the role of families and friends in the coming out process › Eagle Pride’s second annual Masquerade Ball and collaboration with Eagle Entertainment to offer two events: spoken-word artists Katie Wirsing and Chas, who addressed gender, love and sexuality, and a lecture by Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who gained international recognition when he testified about his two moms to the Iowa House of Representatives during a public forum on marriage equality › A performance by transgender artist and entertainer Harvey Katz (aka Athens Boys Choir), which was followed by a meet-and-greet and private performance for Eagle Pride students

Service Indicators



Total number of student visits



Student event participation



PRIDE Center volunteer hours total



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› special feature

Starfish Award Winners THE STARFISH STORY Original Story by: Loren Eisley

“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, the boy said, “I made a difference for that one.”

2012-2103 STARFISH AWARD WINNERS Student Affairs honors those whose actions exemplify the values from the Starfish story

Lane Anderson

Mary Lee

Program Support Supervisor . Veterans Resource Center

Program Coordinator . Records and Registration

Krista Benson Program Coordinator . Career Services

Valerie Marsh

Lena Cress

Student Applications Manager . Information Technology

Debbie Dixon

Program Coordinator . Financial Aid

Janelle Eastland

Program Coordinator . Financial Aid

Debbie Fredrickson

Patient Services Coordinator . CAPS

Michelle Helmerick

Manager for Student Support and Advocacy

Shantell Jackson

Area Coordinator . Housing & Res Life

Jens Larson

Program Assistant . Disability Support Services

Lisa Olson

Psychological Counselor . CAPS

Melinda Ovnicek

Psychological Counselor . CAPS

Melanie Potts

Program Specialist . Housing & Residential Life

Cathy Richter

Fiscal Specialist . Student Accounting

Michelle Schultz

Program Assistant . Business Services

Romeal Watson

Coordinator for Internship Programs . Career Services

Manager for Student Communication Strategies

Nominations are reviewed and winners determined by the Student Affairs Senior Team. Members of ASEWU assist in bestowing the award. Recipients are noted in the division’s newsletter, receive a recognition certificate and a starfish pin. One does not need to be in Student Affairs to receive the award. 37 . Eastern Washington University . Student Affairs Annual Report . 2012-2013

Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: LEADING THE WAY Through strategic program planning and engaged advising with key student leadership groups, SAIL staff had another banner year in providing transformational learning and engagement experiences for students. Two key successes in 2012-2013 included: › Hosted a “Human Trafficking Awareness Day,” including a keynote speaker from Compassion 2 One, a screening of the documentary Half the Sky, and a panel with guests from Lutheran Community Services and World Relief Spokane › To encourage more students to become involved in their student government and launch a “get out the vote” campaign, ASEWU leaders hosted an exclusive, free concert for EWU students by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Not only was hosting this concert a significant learning opportunity for all of the student leaders/event planners involved, but the event was a huge victory in terms of election outcomes, resulting in a 41 percent increase in student voters. In addition to its programming and advising efforts, SAIL established steering committees for leadership programs and sorority/fraternity life, developed three for-credit student internship opportunities, and implemented professional development for student employees. Efforts to improve programs, services and student employee engagement increased program visibility and resulted in improved service indicators.

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Service Indicators



Number of sororities and fraternities



Number of students involved with sororities and fraternities



Number of sorority and fraternity educational programs, events and meetings



Total participation for sorority and fraternity educational programs, events and meetings



Hours of community service reported by sororities and fraternities



Average GPA of students in the sororities and fraternities: fall



Average GPA of students in the sororities and fraternities: winter



Average GPA of students in the sororities and fraternities: spring



Number of active student clubs and organizations



Number of registered clubs and organization meetings and events



Number of students attending clubs and organization events



Number of student club members



Number of leadership trainings and events offered



Student attendance at leadership events and programming



Number of Eagle Entertainment events



Attendance at Eagle Entertainment events



Eagle Sound Production events



Number of programs conducted by SAIL staff



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› student feature

Phi Delta Theta In the 2012-2013 academic year Phi Delta Theta embodied the values of fraternity and sorority life at Eastern. The chapter worked diligently to live up to the fraternity’s motto, eis aner oudeis aner, a Greek phrase meaning “we enjoy life by the help and society of others.” Friendship, sound learning, moral rectitude, community service and philanthropy are the cornerstones guiding the men of Phi Delta Theta. They are dedicated to ensuring that their fraternal experience positively guides their actions and belief systems long after they leave EWU. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta logged nearly 500 hours of community service in the EWU, Cheney and Spokane communities. In order to make a difference in the lives of others, the men volunteered to pass out water at Bloomsday, engaged in 60+ hours of community services with the 2nd Harvest Food Bank, dedicated time to improve the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and volunteered for the EWU hosted Science Olympiad. The Phi Delts also volunteered to help wherever needed for the FIRST Lego League competition on campus, a premier event that showcases EWU to a national audience. While engaging in service was a primary focus for the chapter, raising funds for charitable causes was not lost. The EWU Phi Delts led a statewide philanthropic endeavor with fraternity brothers throughout the State of Washington. Their Iron Horse Challenge benefited the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Phi Delta Theta Foundation, which awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate members of the fraternity. The movement highlighted EWU students and gave the university and the fraternity and sorority community positive exposure in the local media. The 170-mile relay run from Cheney to the Wild Horse Monument above Vantage, Wash., raised $7,500 for ALS research and treatment and contributed to the development of scholarships for college students. From the EWU campus to the Cheney and Spokane communities, the men of Phi Delta Theta are setting a high standard for fraternities and sororities to live their values and strengthen their chapter and the Greek community, leaving a positive and lasting impact on the university.

The men of Phi Delta Theta are setting a high standard ... leaving a positive and lasting impact on the university.

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Phi Delta Theta members pose at Wild Horse Monument after competing their 170 mile relay to raise funds for scholarships and ALS research.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities UNIT ACHIEVEMENT: EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Through education and advocacy, Student Rights and Responsibilities promotes safety, guides student development and helps students learn the expectations we hold as a community of scholars. The following individual student highlight from the past academic year illustrates how EWU's student conduct and development process can have a positive impact on not just a single student, but our entire community. In fall quarter 2012, after Ryan (a freshman student from the Spokane area) was found unresponsive in his residence hall room, he was transported to a local hospital for treatment for alcohol poisoning. When Ryan woke up two days later in the hospital, his doctor told him how lucky he was, based on his blood alcohol level upon admission to the hospital. Following his traumatic experience and subsequent successful recovery, Ryan decided to share his story with others. With the help of EWU Police Department Officer Tom Barber and Residence Life Coordinator Rachel Briscoe, Ryan and his roommate (who was also involved in the incident) developed a peer education session in which they reflect on the events of that night, discuss what they learned from experience, and teach others how to identify the signs of alcohol poisoning. Through this program, more than 100 students have learned from Ryan’s story, which has fostered valuable dialogue among students regarding experiences with alcohol and addiction. Ryan’s story touches the hearts of all who attend his presentation. At EWU our mission is to help students pursue opportunities for personal transformation. It is rare that a student who has a life-threatening experience like Ryan’s is willing to speak about the situation. Ryan and his roommate turned a negative incident into a learning opportunity, demonstrating maturity and service to the EWU community by sharing the lessons they’ve learned.

Service Indicators



Number of students referred for Code of Conduct violations



Presentations and training programs offered



Conduct violations related to alcohol



Conduct violations related to drug or illegal/controlled substance use



Conduct violations related to assault



Conduct violations related to threats and harassment



Conduct violations related to theft



Number of suspensions



Number of expulsions/permanent dismissals



Repeat offenders



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› special feature

Student Support and Advocacy MICHELLE HELMERICK Manager of Student Support and Advocacy In an effort to improve resources for Eastern Washington University students in crisis or in need of support, Student Affairs created a new role: Manager of Student Support and Advocacy. This new position is designed to serve as an advocate, advisor and resource in handling student requests, referrals, complaints, concerns and crises, working with faculty/staff, parents and stakeholders as appropriate. In January 2013, Michelle Helmerick was hired into the position, working out of the Dean of Students office/Student Life suite in the Pence Union Building, room 320. The Dean of Students office provides student assistance and support in times of challenge, crisis or emergency. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to contact the office if they wish to discuss or have concerns about any of the following: › A student’s wellbeing › A student emergency (such as a death in the family) or serious personal incident (such as sexual assault) › A significant student mental/physical health issue › How to direct a student struggling with a university-related challenge “I appreciate working with our students individually to hear their concerns and gain a better understanding of what is going on in their lives,” Helmerick stated. “I am concerned if something impedes their path to success. I know we are on track when I hear that small sigh of relief, like the weight of the world has been lifted off their shoulders.” Helmerick notes that today’s EWU students have a wide variety of responsibilities and commitments to juggle. “I am amazed at the number of demands, expectations and stressors that accompany our students to campus. Often it is hard for them to focus on their classes when ‘life’ is throwing constant distractions their way.” The Dean of Students office works with students to mentor and advise students regarding life skills and problem solving, ensuring appropriate referrals are made to foster their retention and success. “Our role is not to fix students’ problems or issues but to connect them with resources, troubleshoot and help them discover all of the options available in order to make the best decision possible. We strive to empower students to make wise choices and realize their goals,” Helmerick concluded.

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Student Medical Services ROCKWOOD CLINIC Eastern Washington University contracts for student medical services with the Rockwood Clinic. Students registered for six or more credits in fall, winter and spring quarters participate in this program that provides a basic level of ambulatory health clinic services at any Rockwood Clinic in Cheney and throughout the Spokane region. SERVICES › Outpatient treatment of illnesses and injuries

› Limited physical therapy - with co-pay

› Minor surgical procedures

› Psychiatric evaluation

› Basic laboratory testing

› Nutritional consultation - with co-pay

› General x-rays for acute problems

› Women’s and men's health

Service Indicators



Service Indicators



Students seen








Communicable diseases/ vaccinations

Average age



Respiratory problems



Cheney location



Ill defined conditions



Main clinic location - Spokane









Other locations



Musculoskeletal complaints/ disorders



Infectious/parasitic diseases






Diseases of the nervous system



Mental disorders



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Campus Childcare [YMCA] Childcare services are provided by the YMCA of the Inland Northwest in the campus childcare facility, a university-owned building. The program is licensed by the state to serve up to 194 children. Services are available to students, with limited open seats for the children of faculty and staff. Students receive a discounted rate. Lead classroom teacher credentials include an Early Childhood Education degree or experience and State Training and Registry System (STARS) certification. SERVICES › Childcare for children ranging from 6 weeks to 10 years of age › Full-time and part-time childcare, including after-school care › Includes a state-funded, four-year-old classroom for qualifying families › Flexible scheduling › Enrichment programs, such as Scholastic Book Fair, open house and socials › Multicultural programs for students › Parent Involvement Committee

Service Indicators



Total Enrollment (high)



Number of EWU student families using service



Number of EWU faculty/staff families



Enrollment Breakdown


















After school care



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