The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is to advance and sustain an environment of internal equity, diversity, and inclusiveness for all members of the WSU Community by ensuring equal access to employment and educational opportunities; promoting fairness and equity; being respectful, impartial, and non-judgmental.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s vision is to help the WSU community become so inclusionary that it eliminates the need for the traditional OEI function.
The oversight of and support for the University’s compliance with federal and state laws in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and discrimination;
The OEI offers information, consultation, training, & resources to the WSU community regarding discrimination and harassment, affirmative action, equity, equal opportunity, and inclusion;
OEI offers consultation to managers, supervisors, staff, faculty, students, and administrators on the subjects listed above;
The OEI serves as a mechanism for investigating reports of harassment and discrimination.