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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Provost’s Office values diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as central to our pursuit for academic excellence, discovery and engagement. To facilitate diverse perspectives, encourage free exchange of ideas, and cultivate mutual respect and compassion, the Provost’s Office actively promotes the following programs and initiatives.

Access & Diversity Center

The mission of the Access & Diversity Center is to promote access, enhance students’ educational experience, partner for retention, foster responsible citizenship, and develop diverse student leaders at Utah State University.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity advises and assists the USU community in ensuring an equal opportunity environment, free of illegal discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) and assists with proactive efforts to create a gender and ethnically diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, in order to redress imbalances and enrich the University experience.

Diversity Council

The Diversity Council is an action-oriented body, rather than one that simply researches and/or identifies issues, that is actively-engaged in addressing diversity issues across all campuses and centers of Utah State University.

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement provides services and support for USU’s international, degree-seeking students and scholars, including immigration services, international admissions and study abroad opportunities. Its mission is to promote the success of students and scholars, connect communities and advance intercultural awareness by providing access to meaningful international experiences, academic exchange, and support services.

Interfaith Initiative

Interfaith Initiative identifies resources and provides tools for sharing authentically about closely held religious (or lack-of-religious) commitments, engaging more productively with those who hold different views, and building community across potential “faith-divides” on campus.

The Center for Women & Gender

The Center for Women & Gender (CWG) is an academic entity at Utah State University that strives to create a professional and social climate focused on enhancing opportunities for women and men. The CWG has a strong social justice mission, and all students, faculty, and advocates who are interested in exploring and addressing the challenges of intersectionalities (gender and ethnicity; gender and culture; gender and religion, etc.) will find an intellectual home with the Center.

For more information on diversity resources, please contact:

Janis L. Boettinger
Vice Provost
Phone: (435) 797-8176