The Power of Inclusive Excellence

Photo collage with Red Talks and RES

True excellence cannot exist in the absence of inclusion.

In the relentless pursuit of excellence, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with partners throughout campus to foster meaningful inclusion - and cultural transformation. 

We believe, like Audre Lorde, that, "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

Our work is anchored in, and animated by, our Jesuit Catholic values and mission, which calls us to embrace and celebrate the whole person, and the wonderful uniqueness of each individual.

There is a certain kind of peace that is not merely the absence of war. It is larger than that. The peace I am thinking of is not at the mercy of history's rule, nor is it a passive surrender to the status quo. The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one.

Toni Morrison