Mission and Goals

The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to create equal opportunities for an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. OEI is responsible for Title IX, non-discrimination, and affirmative action policy and compliance, and provides support services to address concerns of bias, prejudice, harassment and discrimination campus-wide. Office staff provide workshops and programs to encourage the UD community to develop the awareness and knowledge of individuals' differences and similarities. OEI can also provide advocacy for faculty, staff and students during grievance procedures or assist with informal mediation and problem-solving of issues. OEI serves as the administrative arm of the Diversity and Equity Commission and directly supports and engages with the nine affinity caucuses.

WHAT'S NEW

Sexual Harassment Brochure

Click here for the sexual harassment brochure for definitions and resources

2013-2014 Workshops

Our mission is to create equal opportunities for an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. Applying this knowledge and promoting this awareness will help us build a stronger and better UD. Join us for one or more of our sessions by registering at www.udel.edu/oei/knowledge-awareness/workshops.html

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President's Diversity Initiative

The University of Delaware's educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.