The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OoDEI) is to advance accountability, provide leadership and deliver support for embedding diversity, equity and inclusion, in an accessible manner, across all academic and administrative units. The OoDEI advocates for social justice across the university while combating bias and discrimination of any form.
Our commitment to social justice drives our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion across the university through shared responsibility.
Advocate for institutional accountability based on principles of fairness, solidarity and understanding the value of all campus community members.
Create a culturally inclusive campus climate through a dialogical approach enabling collaboration within and beyond the institution to realize shared goals.
Holistic approach to student success and employee satisfaction by continuously reviewing and evaluating perceptions of the university and providing leadership initiatives, experiential learning opportunities and professional development.
Inclusive excellence guides our work to close achievement gaps and promote the expansion of equitable access to resources necessary for optimal success.
Equity in education and the workplace is fundamental to decision making and essential to strategies that mitigate barriers that prevent students, faculty and staff from receiving the support they need to thrive and perform their personal best.
Value experiences, beliefs and perspectives different from our own by inviting the campus community to engage in open ended conversations centered around cultural humility, self-reflection and acknowledgment of all who have made contributions to society.
Empower the institution to function more effectively by collaborating to launch intentional strategies for the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student, faculty, and staff population and workforce.