A Diverse & Inclusive Community

You belong at 鶹AV! Fostering true inclusion in and out of the classroom is core to our mission and strategic priorities and rooted in our Jesuit, Catholic identity. When every person is welcome and celebrated, our whole community wins—and our world is transformed.

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Empowering Purpose at 鶹AV 

Our Jesuit values celebrate the richness and uniqueness of each individual. The power of inclusive excellence is realized through our Jesuit approach to educating the whole person and empowering leaders for a just and humane world​.

Under the strategic leadership of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the President and Provost, we offer impactful learning opportunities and events designed with all members of our campus community in mind. Staff, students and faculty are continuously invited to engage, learn and grow together.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts throughout 鶹AV are presented, and supported, by a uniquely robust institutional structure. Numerous inclusion-oriented professionals and units operate under the umbrella of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which collaborates with partners across campus to support students, staff and faculty in your unique journey.

Located near downtown Seattle in the dynamic Capitol Hill neighborhood, our campus isn’t the only place you’ll feel welcomed and empowered. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of living in a progressive, international and racially diverse city.

Inclusive, Academically Challenging Coursewor​k

Intellectually rich and rigorous education are at the heart of our drive toward inclusion. For this reason, 鶹AV prioritizes community-engaged learning experiences and academic partnerships and the inclusion of a wide range of scholarly voices throughout our curriculum.

Exploring ideas through a justice lens, cultivating a learning environment with a commitment to diverse scholarship and connecting coursework to real projects with Seattle community partners, we create learning opportunities that invite your unique perspective and prepare you to work and solve problems in a global, 21st century environment.

Explore Diversity and Inclusion Programs

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Red Talks Speaker Series & Community Panels 

Red Talks is a quarterly campus event featuring intersectional voices on a range of topics under the umbrella of inclusive excellence at 鶹AV. Sponsored and led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, the series aims to elevate faculty voices at SU across disciplines, as well as the voices of prominent thought leaders in the broader community. In addition to Red Talks, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion holds panel discussions throughout the year on key issues with community leaders.

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Racial Equity Summit 

Racial Equity Summit—a LIFT SU initiative—is a university-wide event focused on antiracist education at 鶹AV. Created by Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Natasha Martin, JD, and presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the summit offers a platform for collective experience to reflect and deepen understanding of systemic racism, as well as to elevate, connect and activate around LIFT SU and other expansive commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.  

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Allyship for Trans Students

Our campus welcomes students, staff and faculty of every sexual and gender orientation—and we’re committed to working for equality and justice for all. Explore local and national resources for advocating for trans students.  

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Disability Services 

Disability Services (DS) partners with the 鶹AV community to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access as a significant component of social justice. The DS office facilitates equal access to courses, programs and activities through campus leadership on disability access and inclusion issues. 

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Campus Climate Incident Reporting & Response Protocol 

Our Campus Climate Incident Reporting and Response Protocol is part of our efforts to empower a positive learning and working community. Led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, through this protocol, we want to cultivate an institution where we both support those who have experienced harm and grow understanding and enable productive engagement across difference. 

The Power of Inclusive Excellence

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Inclusive Excellence Summer Reading Lists 

Each year's Summer Inclusive Excellence Reading List is carefully and thoughtfully curated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with the intention of engaging everyone across a broad range of experiences and perspectives. These lists are a starting point, not an end destination. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Every January, 鶹AV celebrates the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the day’s events reflect on the lessons he imparted, the dreams he shared and how we as a community can continue to respond to his call to act in great love.

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The MOSAIC Center

The MOSAIC Center creates Meaningful Opportunity for Student Access, Inclusion and Community at 鶹AV. The center plays a critical role in supporting intercultural learning and development of students. 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s mission is to foster an institutional culture where there is no dichotomy between our values of diversity and inclusion, and our goals of educational quality and excellence. ODI advances the institution’s mission of training leaders for a just and humane world by working collaboratively to build the university’s sustainable capacity to fully integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into the strategic priorities of the institution.

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Get In Touch

We’re here to help. For information about Diversity & Inclusion at 鶹AV, contact: