Welcome to the Office for Equity & Inclusion

The Office for Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and guidance to address systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community. Our culture of inquiry approach to enhancing the educational living and learning experience is designed to promote a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence predicated on respect for others.


Community Messages: 

 January 2022
We are so very excited to announce Evelyn Bozeman has accepted the inaugural role of Administrative Assistant in the Office for Equity & Inclusion (OEI). After 18 years at Wesleyan with Human Resources and Payroll, Evelyn brings not only her organization, attention to detail, collegial relationships and commitment to Wesleyan to our division; she also brings a core passion for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion conversations and creating environments in which everyone can succeed. 

Please help us congratulate and welcome Evelyn!

Annual Diversity Summit 2022

The Office for Equity & Inclusion concluded the 2nd Annual Diversity Summit in the form of a series of all-campus events from January 31st through February 4th.  The theme for this year’s events were Critical Race Theory: From Concept to Action. We thank all of you for your attendance and hope you enjoyed the summit. 

Monday, January 31 at 12noon - Critical Race Theory: What It Is and Isn't      
Wesleyan University in collaboration with the University of Hartford, will host a conversation on the topic of Critical Race Theory, with guest presenter Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings (biography). 

Wednesday, February 2 at 12:30pm - Inclusive Teaching Practices     

Thursday, February 3 at 12:15pm - Equity & Inclusion @ Wes  

Friday, February 4 at 12:15pm - 2022 MLK Commemoration  
At the start of every Spring semester we come together as a community to honor the civil rights legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year our keynote speaker was educator, activist, and educational scholar Andratesha Fitzgerald and her keynote address was entitled “Power and Empowerment: Honoring By Decision and Design.”



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