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Mission Statement


The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives (DI3) has the responsibility for developing and sustaining programs, policies and initiatives that serve to create a welcoming environment for all students, staff, faculty, clinicians and administrators Learn More >

Defining Terms:


DIVERSITY refers to all aspects of human difference, and each person is a unique combination of those aspects. A diverse environment is one where a variety of individuals, groups, and/or communities with different characteristics exist together.

INCLUSION refers to the kind of active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity that cultivates an environment where any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

EQUITY refers to creating and upholding the kinds of fair and just practices and policies that ensure all campus community members can thrive. While equality implies sameness, equity acknowledges that different people will have different needs in order to have the same access to opportunities.