Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
How do we define Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UArts?
In fall 2018, the DEI Task Force drafted the following definitions of diversity, equity and inclusion, to frame our work and community conversations moving forward.
Diversity: Individual differences, such as personality, learning styles, life experiences and group or social differences, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, and cultural, political, religious or other affiliations
Equity: The creation of opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access to educational programs and professional opportunities; closing the achievement gaps in student success and completion, as well as professional advancement for employees
Inclusion: The active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity to increase one’s awareness, knowledge and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions; building community; providing a voice to all members of the community