The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (OVCDEI) leads our campus toward an increasingly diverse and inclusive community that is open, just, and welcoming for all. Core to its mission are three goals: lead and foster collaborations that substantively increase inclusivity in all areas of University life; facilitate access to our University’s knowledge and resources through synergies that benefit the community and state; and fulfill the University’s mandated compliance responsibilities.
A welcoming environment for everyone
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment of respectful and thoughtful interactions among members of the iSchool and campus family. Here, you'll find a culture where diversity of thought, personal integrity, and inclusive excellence prepares leaders for an increasingly global and digital society. It's a home where the emotional and intellectual well-being of the full community is supported.
How do we foster diversity and inclusion?
- We encourage leadership, policies, and practices that are inclusive.
- We integrate diverse and critical perspectives into the curriculum and research.
- We actively recruit and retain traditionally underrepresented groups of students, faculty, and staff.
- We create an environment where difference is valued and conflict is managed with care.