Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access
Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires understanding the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse feel and/or are welcome. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all. To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.
Access is for ensuring that students have equal and equitable opportunities to take full advantage of their education. Providing additional services or removing actual or potential barriers that might prevent some students from equitable participation in certain courses or academic programs.
Let's Get the Conversation Started about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Culturally Responsive Teaching