Commitment to Diversity
The Department of Communication is committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that intersecting social identities such as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexuality, class, disability, and religion enrich our intellectual environment. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education and the discipline of Communication in particular. We endeavor to identify and eliminate the structures that have systemically obstructed the access and success of underserved groups. We seek to foster belonging for all members of our academic community. To that end, we have outlined the following Diversity and Inclusion goals available on the Department of Communication website, as well as short- and long-term objectives for achieving equity and inclusion in the department community.