Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Internationalization
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office Location: Kelley Hall 220
Professor of English
Office Location: Taylor Hall 208F
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Graduate Faculty, MEM
Office Location: Kelley Hall 206
Western’s DEII Committee exists to turn the above diversity statement into action, with the ultimate goal of building a campus culture of inclusive excellence.
What is inclusive excellence?
- A focus on student intellectual and social growth.
- A development and use of Western’s resources to enhance student learning.
- An attention to the cultural differences students bring to Western.
- A welcoming community that engages its diversity in student and organizational learning.
Diversity: Creating an educational environment that honors the entities, experiences and intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, intellectual abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs and ideologies.
Equity: Understanding where people are coming from and working to ensure fair access to opportunities, services, funding and resources.
Inclusion: Promoting fair, safe, healthy, open and supportive engagement among a diverse community.
Internationalization: Integrating an international and intercultural dimension into the academic and service functions of the university.