Goal: Provide a Transformative Student Experience 

Inclusive Excellence Initiative

Year One: Connect with existing student groups, faculty, and staff in developing understanding around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Connect with and support new student groups, faculty, and staff in raising awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and how it permeates our campus community. Work with the entire campus community on creating spaces for intentional engagement, dialogue, and learning around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Year Two: Increase student and faculty engagement with topics and experiences relative to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in academic and co-curricular programs inclusive of
a curriculum review of utilization of diverse scholar voices, diverse experiences, and inclusive pedagogy, as well as strategies for implementation. Conduct a review of institutional policies for equitable procedures and practices.

Success (3-5 years): The campus community will report increased knowledge of and satisfaction with DEIB topics, programs, and awareness. Retention and persistence of minority students
will be on par with overall student retention and persistence. Retention and persistence
rates contingent on campus wide support and initiatives that support minority identities and demographics.

Cabinet: Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Provost
Division(s): Academic Affairs
Department(s): Academic Departments
Committee(s) and/or Working Groups: Academic Policy Council, Diversity Committee, Planning and Policy Advisory Council, Student Government Association

See full Bold at the Bicentennial document.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.