Equity and Inclusion

Vision Statement

We are the leader among liberal arts colleges and universities in championing equity and inclusion in the educational experience of our students and the professional development of our staff and faculty.

Mission Statement

The Office of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and accountability to resolve systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community through a metrics-based approach to research, education, and service, by promoting a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence.

Core Values

We believe an equitable and inclusive education is transformative.
We act courageously, in a transparent manner, with respect for the knowledge and experience of others.
We selflessly serve and live our values together with students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to develop and support a community of inclusion.

E & I Announcements:

March 18, 2015:
As you know from recent meetings and training sessions and e-mail, we have been looking to create a single policy and definitions related to Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence.  The change to this type of policy is recommended by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and applies to the entire Wesleyan Community.

This is a work-in-progress; as we work toward a final policy, we want faculty and staff input.  We will be doing the same with students in mid-April. You are invited to provide feedback:

  • Complete a short (anonymous) survey related to the documents in the e-mail.
  • And/or attend a lunchtime focus group March 25 and 26, 2015 (12:00 – 1:30pm) in Woodhead Lounge to provide input, ask questions and discuss options.  Feel free to bring a lunch and hang out or stop by just for a few minutes.

February 13, 2015:
Employee Self-Identification.  
As indicated in the e-mail of Feb. 12 from our office, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requires Wesleyan to monitor all processes related to recruitment and retention of applicants and employees by gender, race, veteran, and disability status.