Everything we do is rooted in the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion

We cultivate an environment where every member of our community can thrive, succeed, and be celebrated for who they are, how they identify, and what they contribute to our universities.

LGBTQ+ Ally March 2019 UW-Oshkosh

Diversity & Inclusion


We challenge discrimination, harassment, and bias in all forms. Every member of our university system will be treated fairly and with respect. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate on the basis of membership in any protected class.


We strive to increase and sustain access to our entire academic enterprise for students and employees belonging to any targeted, underrepresented and/or underserved population. This appreciation for diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender (identity and/or), sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religion, age, differing ability status, and political expression.


We create an environment where every member of our university community is afforded the opportunity to take full advantage of everything that makes us unique. We take deliberate action to ensure our universities celebrate differences. Everyone, regardless of identity or affiliation, will be heard and enjoy a sense of belonging and inclusion. As we live, learn, and work across our community of 13 universities, cultivating an environment of diverse individuals and perspectives will sustain a climate conducive to world-class thinking, education, and scholarship—ready to change for the better the global society we live in.