Division of Diversity and Belonging
Message from Jennifer McCary, Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer:
The Division of Diversity & Belonging is here to serve the entire institution. Our hope is to continue to build a campus climate that fosters an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, empowers and supports people, and builds up a community where all are welcomed, valued, and affirmed.
This division is home to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQA+ Programs, TRIO Programs, the Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Center for Violence Prevention and Education, and the Office of Title IX. Each department offers programs and services for students, faculty, and staff.
Diversity & Belonging is also home to a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives including but not limited to the Diversity & Belonging Council, the Student Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (SACODI), Beyond the Dream in partnership with the work of many areas, and the upcoming University Resource Groups.
To successfully effect change, we have to come together as a university and rely on the commitment and contributions of many individuals across our campuses.
Jennifer McCary, CDP
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
– Audre Lorde