Diversity Policy

Wesleyan University recognizes that embracing diversity in all aspects of its operations is crucial to achieving its mission. Diversity is more than simply numbers and statistics; it is an imperative for our university. Increasing the diversity of the staff is essential not only to reflect the diversity of the student body, but also to reflect an evolving national and global society.

Diversity can exist in many forms: race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, physical or learning abilities, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, parental status, work experience, and position.

Increasing diversity in the workplace improves organizational performance by building an inclusive culture that respects and values individual differences, minimizes bias, increases understanding and teamwork, and builds intercultural competence. An inclusive culture exposes staff to new approaches, perspectives, experiences, knowledge, and understanding of culture and history.

Wesleyan University welcomes diversity in all forms, with a focus on recruiting historically underrepresented minorities and women, thereby increasing the representation of those groups in the applicant pools and ultimately in hiring.