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    Center for Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (CDI&E) serves as a safe space for all members of the Aquinas community to engage in empathetic intercultural exploration and develop a deeper understanding of their own cultural identity. CDI&E supports the belief that encountering diverse perspectives and experiences prepares students to be successful in a global society.

What we do:

  • We support and organize campus-wide events to engage students, staff, faculty, and the community in cultural exploration.
  • We facilitate workshops and events to foster greater understanding and inclusivity on the Aquinas Campus.
  • We help campus constituents develop strategies surrounding issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • We offer Diversity Assistant and EXCEL Mentor programming to increase intercultural awareness and support underrepresented students.
  • We advocate to promote inclusiveness across campus, the Center serves as a resource for concerns and inquiries regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity. We pride ourselves in helping all members of the AQ community to feel welcomed and connected.

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Learn more about the EXCEL Mentorship program specifically designed for first-year studetns who identify with diverse racial and ethnic groups.

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Bias Incident Reporting

More information coming soon!

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AQ Diversity Statement

Read the AQ Diversity Statement along with the Center for diversity, Inclusion and Equaity Vision & Values

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Work with Us

Information on the Diversit Adivsory Council and Diversity Assistant Program

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Contact Us

Want to get involved with diversity and inclusion efforts on campus? Have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions for the Center? Please contact us! We’d love to hear from you.