The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recognizes diversity as one of its highest priorities in its ongoing mission of excellence. We believe in the importance of acknowledging and engaging with differences-those of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, social and economic class, ability/disability, age, religion, and more-within our campus community and academic work.
In addition to signaling a safe and welcoming environment, a diverse campus and curriculum broadens and deepens the educational experience for our students. Students who encounter and interact with difference on campus will enhance their social competencies and the communication skills that they need to develop into productive and ethical participants within a pluralistic world. As an institution committed to the values of liberal education, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire encourages the learning that results from dialogues animated by diverse perspectives.
Achieving a diverse campus community is the first step toward a meaningful incorporation of diversity into the culture of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Therefore, we are dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. In the same spirit, we support the diverse teaching and research activity of our instructors. By making this full and accountable pledge to justice, respect, and equity among all people, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire strives toward its mark of institutional excellence.