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Diversity + Inclusion Annual Reports

Diversity + Inclusion Annual Reports

Office of Diversity + Inclusion Annual Reports

In 2017, Emporia State University (ESU) expanded on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan via the help of more than 50 students, faculty, staff, and community members who came to be known as the University Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (UDIA). As a result of the feedback this group shared regarding diversity practices on campus, the President announced that DEI would be added as a new goal to ESU’s Strategic Plan.

Goal 5 is for ESU to “Become a model for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” ESU took numerous steps towards this commitment including adding a Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a Title IX Officer; increasing diversity initiatives within the curricular and cocurricular experiences; developing thematic learning communities in the residence halls; enhancing marketing materials, and signing the NCAA diversity pledge. Since that time, more campus-wide committees have been developed including the Basic Needs Coalition, Diversity Advocates, Advancing Indigenous Presence Initiative, and the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council. It is the charge of these individuals and entities to create an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as a source of strength.

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The annual reports include information about these efforts through Emporia State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.