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Commitment to diversity

Acknowledging the importance of diversity means holding to the principles of acceptance, respect, and inclusion. This extends to all members of the UW community; students, staff, and faculty. Regardless of one's race and ethnicity, nationality, gender or sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status or religious beliefs, or physical abilities, Academic Affairs believes each individual is unique, and can potentially add value to our shared educational experience. Thus Academic Affairs seeks to recruit exceptional faculty of diverse backgrounds, and further, to create an inclusive environment in which one can grow and thrive as a member of our community.

The Office for Equity and Diversity is the steward of our institutional commitment to diversity. The office serves in a leadership role to ensure an equitable environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community.