Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We celebrate our diverse population and are committed to growing and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment in the School of Design is to nurture, support, and enable all students, staff, and faculty to develop to their full potential. We value collective strength and difference, while recognizing that the School and the field of design have more work to do to embrace other ways of knowing, doing, and being. 

We recognize the force that design and designers can be in the world, and believe that it is important that we cultivate a culture of inclusive collaboration to grapple with the complex problems facing society today. Understanding and welcoming our differences helps position designers and design to address imbalances, injustices, and inequity in the world.

We commit to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain students, staff, and faculty from all communities, cultures, and backgrounds, and to develop an inclusive curriculum that acknowledges and celebrates diversity.

This work is a living process, and together we will leverage the intellect, talents, and passions of our community to continue learning and taking thoughtful and meaningful actions toward these goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Fine Arts

Reach out to the School of Design DEI Contacts

Reporting a Bias Incident

DEI Glossary of Terms