CCI Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) Statement
The College of Communication and Information (CCI) is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) and is dedicated to cultivating an environment that fosters these values for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is recognizing and valuing our differences. Equity provides fair access to all aspects of higher education. Inclusion is ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. Belonging is ensuring that everyone at the table is heard and feels like a valuable and contributing member of our college and university community.
Therefore, we are committed to dismantling structures of oppression, addressing instances of bias, and combating systemic discrimination that disproportionately impacts marginalized and minoritized communities. We model this commitment to inspire our students to be change agents – now and as they become professionals – who positively impact the world we live in.
DEI&B are critically important to our disciplines of communication, design, information, media, and technology. We work to ensure that everyone discovers tools that allow their creativity to thrive, feels empowered to share their story, promotes equitable data-driven decisions, develops the skills to advocate for a better world, and thrives in collaborative spaces with innovative ideas.