Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement | Webster University

Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement

Diversity & Community Tree

Webster University is a community of faculty, staff and students united by their commitment to academic excellence. As a global university, Webster is dedicated to equipping and enriching lives to influence and participate in an ever changing society. With this, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is significant to our university’s core values and our relationship to the community.

Community Engagement | Diversity & Inclusion

For Webster University, diversity and inclusion is more than meeting a goal or focusing on a specific representation within a combination. It is an involvement in expressive dialogue and offerings of distinct talent, thought and inquiry from individuals from various backgrounds. Webster recognizes that diversity and inclusion cultivates academic excellence. The institution also understands the success of each individual strengthens the community.

It is essential that our faculty and staff members have the experiences, perspective and cultural competency to operate in an increasingly diverse environment, and that our business practices and community relations be effective at fostering positive and mutually supportive relationships within the community.

Throughout our global footprint, Webster University will continue to enhance its commitment to diversity and inclusion while valuing the different experiences, narratives and world views of individuals and groups.

Operational Definition of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity embraces all human differences while building on the commonalities. It serves to eliminate discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Inclusion affords faculty, staff, students and community partners the opportunity to participate, regardless of differences. It is being included in activities and the chance to participate using one's abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community.