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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice


WSU Everett is in the homeland of the Tulalip Tribes, the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, and the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. The campus is built upon the ancestral territory of the Hibulb Village, which once stood as a rich cultural, economic, and political center for the Snohomish Tribe. After the arrival of European Americans, the Snohomish people, along with several other tribal nations, negotiated the Treaty of Point Elliott and relocated to what is now the Tulalip  Reservation. 

Our DEIJ team aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of academic excellence at WSU Everett and prepare our graduates for success in a culturally and racially diverse society. 


The mission of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice team at WSU Everett is to promote and facilitate efforts to create a campus and community climate fostering inclusion and diversity, establishing equitable opportunities and experiences, and providing guidance on issues that serve to increase cultural and social awareness in all educational endeavors.

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The EverCoug Anti-Racism Project

Join the conversation to end systemic racism by participating in a simple exercise. Think about the term “systemic racism.” Then, in the form below, share in only six words how you could eradicate systemic racism. The idea is to learn from each other, catalyze conversations about race, and grow as a community. 

Please complete as much of the form as possible. Completing this form indicates that you consent to publish your entry on our website and other related projects.


See what others are saying on the EverCoug Anti-Racism Project Wall  >>

Disclaimer: This project was inspired by Michele Norris’ Race Card Project™.

National Day of Racial Healing: Tuesday, January 17, 2023


“Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity. Racism affects all of us, whether we are aware of it or not. It affects our ability to know, relate to, and value one another. Embedded in every one of our systems, racism is one of the biggest obstacles to solving the challenges we face in our communities.

Creating a brighter future starts with racial healing – a process that restores individuals and communities to wholeness. It’s about bringing communities together; building relationships based on truth-telling, trust, and mutual respect; and laying the groundwork to take transformative action together.”

– W.K Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation


Here at Washington State University, we intend to leverage the National Day of Racial Healing framework to help our university community develop critical and reflexive thinking that directly supports culturally and racially non-harming, compassionate, and ethical practices towards ourselves and towards our collective learning.

Participation in the National Day of Racial Healing is not meant to isolate our efforts to a single day. Rather, it is meant as a catalyst for sustained engagement with racial healing over time, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Heritage Months and Significant Days

Heritage months and significant days are essential to building a community of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging where the EverCoug community thrives. WSU Everett honors heritage months and significant days to recognize and amplify the significance of lived experiences and cultural heritages. We aim to reflect, learn, advocate and affirm the rich histories, lived experiences, contributions, and resilience of fellow human beings, communities and groups to every aspect of the U.S. and world fabric in the face of historical and systemic exclusion.

Guide to Heritage Months and Significant Days

Spring/Summer 2023