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Our Mission

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The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Development (OIECD) engages and empowers the entire campus community to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment. We value and are committed to celebrating differences in identity and experiences as an integral part of developing future global leaders. All of the work is lead through an intersectional lens with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework.

The OIECD collaborates with colleagues in the President's Office, the Provost's Office, Athletics and Physical Education, Title IX, Human Resources, and the Division of Student Affairs to help foster dialogue, collaboration, and education and to center those who historically have been denied access because of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origins, religion, class, or other marginalized identities.

To accomplish our mission, the Office of Inclusive Excellence offers culturally diverse programming, support, and educational opportunities. Our campus DEI programs include the Black Cultural Center, Intercultural Center, Interfaith Center, International Student Center, LGBTQ initiatiives, and Women’s Resource Center. The OIECD also supports the First Generation Low Income (FLI) Office and the Inclusive Excellence Fellows Program.