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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The EDI Charge

During the Spring 2021 semester, UW-Eau Claire and eleven additional UW schools administered the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey Instrument, a national tool from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The DLE is a web-based survey that contains a “core” set of questions created to access campus climate, classroom climate and intergroup relations. 

Students from both the UW-Eau Claire and Barron County campuses participated. Results were presented to UW System Regents in November followed by several workshops to student groups on both campuses.

Survey Explanations

Diverse Learning Environments Survey – A summary report of UWEC data benchmarked with responses of peer institutions in Wisconsin. 

Campus Climate Survey – UWEC-specific summary data that was presented to students and staff at workshops.

Survey Results

EDI Strategic Plan

The EDI Strategic Plan is a commitment that we make for ourselves — and for the entire campus — to help make our university community more equitable, diverse and inclusive. The EDI Strategic Plan, alongside The 2025 University Strategic Plan and the Recommendations from the Sustainability & Climate Action Task Force, will help us identify the strengths that distinguish us and the areas of focus that can propel UW-Eau Claire ahead. 

View the 2025 EDI Strategic Plan Preliminary Report

Learn more about the 2025 Strategic planning process

2018 Diversity Initiatives Inventory

A comprehensive look at the many programs, initiatives, and activities taking place across campus, all designed to help foster a welcoming and supportive campus.

Diversity Initiatives Inventory 2018

Policies for Non-discrimination

It is the policy of UW-Eau Claire to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation for all students and employees. This policy applies to all programs and activities, and employment practices and operations; including the conduct of all students and employees arising out of their employment, educational or academic status, as well as to the conduct of all guests, visitors, vendors, contractors, subcontractors, and others who do business with UW-Eau Claire.

See full details and complete policies

Additional Resources

The Equity Scorecard

The Equity Scorecard is a comprehensive report that assesses how well UW-Eau Claire is serving its students of color in four key areas: access, retention, excellence, and institutional receptivity. 

This metric is a data-driven process that uses existing data on admissions, graduation rates, GPA, and other fields to identify achievement gaps for African American, American Indian, Southeast Asian American, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino(a) students—groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

Our participation the Equity Scorecard measures will lead to organizational change by providing a road map for response to known inequities with purposeful actions.

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