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Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan

We are determined to demonstrate through deeds and actions our commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice is more than mere words. The Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan represents the next phase in our pursuit of being a distinguished university that advances equitable access, inclusive learning and engagement in a diverse community.

Where We've Been

It’s the Jesuit way to seek opportunities to grow. To ask tough questions and challenge the status quo. Since its inception, this university has relentlessly sought to do better by its students and its community.

Gonzaga founder Father Joseph Cataldo began his mission in the area working with local Native Americans. Once the university formally opened in 1887, it welcomed Spokane’s Catholic emigrants. In 1948, Gonzaga enrolled its first class of women, decades before other Catholic universities.

These milestones not only give us pride in our predecessors, they also give us motivation to set our sights higher in the years to come.

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Gonzaga DEI at a Glance


Underrepresented minority enrollment (Fall 2022)


Faiths represented on campus


Undergraduate first generation students (Fall 2022)


Jesuit university with a LGBTQ+ resource center

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Spokane, WA 99258