The office aspires to distinguish itself as a model of excellence and innovation by developing the fluency necessary for our community to reject discrimination, learn and grow in a diverse, global society.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion promotes the University’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and social justice while building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.
Our mission is to provide leadership by cultivating an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice. We also promote compliance with relevant federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws.
The office works with students, faculty, and staff to identify and address sources of conflict, bias, and possible differential treatment, and provide information on additional campus resources, including the Office of University Equity and Compliance, the University Ombuds, and Human Resources Management, among others, to create an inclusive environment for all. We develop programs, advise and consult on policies, build outreach to external organizations, and provide services to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
The office advises and assists the president, senior administrators, and the campus community with implementing leadership strategies that advance diversity and contribute to the university’s aspirations.