DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)
Diversity- of people, perspectives
Refers to: race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression
Equity- each person gets what they need in order to thrive, the intentional inclusion of everyone in society
Equity refers to fair and just practices and policies that ensure all campus community members can thrive. Equity is different than equality in that equality implies treating everyone as if their experiences are exactly the same.
Inclusion- the feeling, culturally how you feel about a place, where your value is supported, and your voice is being heard
We want to align to our mission as a non-profit organization to represent the community, and do our job of serving them by using the DEI concepts. Reinforcing DEI programs helps people to participate in our organization without fear of being their true selves. This fosters higher degrees of engagement, productivity, and innovation that contribute to a successful campaign.