The vision of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to:
The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion – in collaboration with University colleagues and stakeholders – is to support the university’s mission of creating a more diverse learning community, by offering programs, influencing policies, and elevating practices that are representative of an inclusive and equitable campus climate.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and its Core Centers aim to promote a safe, equitable, growth-minded, and engaged campus community, wherein students, staff, and faculty – within and across multiple identities – can feel supported and valued in their personal and professional development. The following “guiding principles” ground the programs, policies, and practices supported by ODI and its Core Centers, which in turn may be used by academic and administrative units as they seek to foster diversity and inclusion within their spaces.
Sustainability of any diversity and inclusion initiative occurs only when the most senior leaders, governance groups, advisory councils, academic administrators, and faculty are involved in the formulation and administration of the Diversity and Inclusion blueprint.
Discover the historical actions that served as catalysts for the University’s evolving support for diversity and inclusion.