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
To become a national leader of inclusive excellence in higher education by leveraging
internal and external partnerships.
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
Identify and advocate for resources which enhance institutional diversity initiatives
across the university.
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
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
Tracey Ray, Ph.D., Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer