Who Are We:

Staff in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are working remotely.  See the Continuity of Operations Plan , which includes responses to some frequently asked questions during this time of remote operations.   

 

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Mission:

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides leadership and expertise to West Chester University to advance its commitment to the principles of inclusivity, service, and academic excellence. Through programmatic and educational initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and outreach we cultivate an environment that welcomes all.

Vision: 

To become a national leader of inclusive excellence in higher education by leveraging internal and external partnerships.

Goals:

  • Monitor and support a positive campus climate
  • Provide educational opportunities and facilitate training that promote a greater understanding of identities, inequities, multiculturalism, inclusion and social justice
  • Enhance and support campus efforts to increase access, retention and success of faculty, staff and students from underrepresented groups.
  • Monitor and recommend policies that promote an equitable learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Ensure compliance with Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through well-defined measures, procedures, data collection and analysis.
  • Identify and advocate for resources which enhance institutional diversity initiatives across the university.
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Welcome

Welcome to the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s (ODEI) website. I am pleased to serve as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) as we work together to ensure that we cultivate a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive to all. To do this, we must all continuously strive to increase our awareness and engagement as it relates to access, equity, inclusion, compliance and cultural competence. There are many ways to get connected to these efforts. Below you will find a few opportunities highlighted:

  • Serve on one of the many commissions, committees or councils
  • Facilitate or participate in a training and education opportunity
  • Lead/host a campus diversity dialogue
  • Submit a proposal for a university forum grant
  • Develop a course or service learning opportunity that helps to build cultural competence
  • Contribute to the monthly diversity e-newsletter sent by ODEI
  • Participate in initiatives of the university’s strategic planning priority- Diversity and Inclusion

Tracey Ray Robinson, Ph.D., 
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Tracey Ray Robinson's Biography

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