Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are committed to cultivating a culture and space of safe, equitable, and radical belonging for students, faculty, and staff. 

We promote social, economic, cultural, and environmental justice initiatives to illuminate and dismantle the impact of power, privilege, and oppression affecting multiple identities. We also advocate for anti-racism, anti-oppression, and anti-discrimination policies, procedures, and action throughout the Graduate School.

The Graduate School aims to promote a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice for all students, faculty, and staff where all people feel welcome and supported. We are dedicated to transforming and advancing our efforts through the following actions:

  1. Attract and retain leadership, faculty, staff, and students from historically underrepresented populations
  2. Create, cultivate, and sustain a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive GS culture for faculty and staff
  3. Create, cultivate, and sustain a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive GS culture for students
  4. Promote knowledge, resources, and shared understanding of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence in professional and curricula development
  5. Improve GS Accountability and Transparency using EDI Metrics 

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Intercultural Leadership Certificate

Increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference with our 13-credit graduate certificate in Intercultural Leadership. Using online facilitation our curriculum builds on existing competencies by exploring attitudes and perceptions of self and others, and applying this knowledge to practical situations. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership MS

Engage in practical application of strategies to positively influence the climate for diversity within your organization with our 31-credit online MS in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership program. Our curriculum prepares you to serve in leadership roles that marshal agency, organizational, and/or institutional efforts to create and maintain environments that go further than supporting the needs of individuals of diverse identities.

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