Our Approach

A strategic approach to change

We tackle issues related to diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways, from tapping into behavioral science techniques to using human-centered design to create individualized solutions. But no matter the challenge we’re addressing, all our work is grounded in solution-oriented strategies in one of four distinct areas.

Building infrastructure

Create the conditions and resources needed for sustained efforts across campus. 

D&I Planning Toolkit
Faculty Diversity Liaisons
Equal Opportunity Programs


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Increase the diversity of our faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, student body, professional staff, and senior leadership. 

Faculty Advancement Network
Faculty and Staff Search Training
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Pathway Programs 
Leadership Alliance
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

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Create skills and opportunities for meaningful scholarly, professional, and personal engagement with our community in a context of partnership and collaboration. 

Arts + Public Life
Office of Civic Engagement 
Student Civic Engagement Center
Urban Health Initiative