The tuition waiver is an internal benefit program that allows eligible employees, spouses and their dependent children to take courses at Gonzaga University. The amount of tuition covered by the waiver is determined by the employee's length of service with the University as established by the Human Resource Office.
Most employees are eligible to take classes with a waived tuition after 1 year of working 40 hours per week. An estimated 15% of the Student Affairs Division has used this amazing benefit to earn the Masters in Organizational Leadership, Masters in Business or EdD in Education or Leadership.
We want you to make meaningful connections and feel supported while at GU. In order to help, GU has created a few formal groups to help.
Join the Council
Participate in the Council on Equity Inclusion and Intercultural Awareness. Visit the Council website for information on membership and how to get involved at the committee level
Join IMPACT (Intercultural and Multicultural Professionals Affecting Change Together)
IMPACT is an organization for faculty and staff of color and their allies, to support members who are part of underrepresented groups on campus. Luncheon events range from speakers on campus to conversations on current topics. Contact the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer to be added to the listserv. (Ext. 6550)
Join the Colleagues of Color Workforce Affinity Group
Established in June 2017, this group provides support and identifies ways to support the University’s commitment to the dignity of all staff and faculty working at Gonzaga University and cultivates a campus climate that encourages the recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented applicants and employees. To get involved, contact the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer. (Ext. 6550)
It's no secret that Spokane is a mostly white city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 86 percent of the city population is white, more than 10 percent higher than the percentage of white people in Washington, and the U.S. (Wilson Criscione, Inlander, 2017). Perhaps because of this, more groups and coalitions emerge every year to create spaces and places for folks from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. We've listed a few organizations for creating connections in Spokane.
If you love the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, skiing, etc, then Spokane is going to be a dream for you. Spokane is located right on the Spokane River and the Centennial Trail, an off road, paved bike/pedestrian path that you can access from campus to go downtown, or the other direction all the way to the Montana State’s western border, as it intersects with the Trail of the Coeur de Alene’s.
REI names Spokane in their Top 50 Cities for Access to the Outdoors
The Urban Outdoor Access Analysis–conducted by the Trust for Public Land and supported by REI–placed equal weight on the per-capita acreage of public land within a 60-minute drive of each city and the number of residents that have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Spokane made the list along with 3 other Washington cities: Bellevue, Seattle and Vancouver. According to REI’s article, “because the analysis considers urban park access along with surrounding public lands, the top 50 cities include several places that people don’t automatically associate with outdoor recreation–like Newark, New Jersey.” “Even though there’s not a lot of public land around there, they’re doing a lot with their park system,” said Fred Gifford, director of GIS at the Trust for Public Land.
Free Athletic Tickets for Faculty and Staff
Free Use of the Fitness and Recreation Center (valued at $55 per month)
Low Cost Parking ($95 a year)
Free entrance to the Jundt Art Museum and Bing Crosby House
Free or Reduced costs lectures, plays, musicals and art shows on campus.
Campus lectures from world renowned speakers (Past Speakers include Angela Davis, Kevin Hart, Dali Lama, etc.)
Our school district 81, has 64 schools and 30,000 students
We have 2 trauma #1 hospitals serving Eastern Washington and surrounding states and two provinces in Canada.
Spokane Transit Authority
- Our Zag Cards enable us to ride the local bus system for FREE.
- This transit system, unlike most others in the country, is on a loop system. All transit comes and goes from one main hub downtown. That means you can get on any bus, going in any direction and not get lost because you can stay on the bus until it returns to the terminal and then catch the bus you actually need.
- The Greyhound bus terminal and train station is combined in one location 2 miles from GU.
Spokane International Airport (GEG)
Is a commercial airport located approximately 7 miles (11 km) Southwest of downtown Spokane, Washington. It is the primary airport serving the Inland Northwest, which consists of 30 counties and includes areas such as Spokane, the Tri-Cities, both in Eastern Washington, and Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho. GEG is served by six airlines with non-stop service to 15 airports in 13 markets.Direct flights to Seattle, Portland, LA, SF, Vegas and More!