UD believes strongly in hearing the voice of the entire diverse community. To that end, nine caucuses have been created specifically for faculty and staff to gather with like-minded/like-identified individuals. These groups provide a critical ingredient to finding common voice and grass-roots-modeled steps toward awareness and change.
Get Involved: Voices in Diversity
Commission members are appointed by the President and serve 1-3 year terms. Caucuses have open membership, and offer you the opportunity to network and dialogue with others, play a role in initiatives, and foster a diverse and inclusive work atmosphere. If you're interested in joining a caucus (you may join more than one), click here!
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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.