Our Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) provides university-wide leadership to promote and support the development and success of diversity and inclusion initiatives that advance Xavier's Jesuit Catholic mission. The Office welcomes and seeks collaborations with faculty, staff and students across the campus to create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable community that enables individuals to reach their full potential as they learn, serve and achieve together. Through such partnerships, members of the campus community develop more cultural competence and confidence and are empowered to build organizational capacity for sustained change towards inclusive excellence.

The OIDI is under the leadership of Janice B. Walker, PhD, Assistant to the President and Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDIO); Tracey DuEst, M.Ed., Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Aleshia Zoogah, Administrative Assistant.

Supported by the President's Diversity and Inclusion Action and Advisory Council (PDIAAC), the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion offers resources to all members of the campus community seeking to implement strategic plans that advance institutional diversity goals. In addition, the OIDI works closely with the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and houses a number of educational resources for exploring the research foundations of and best practices for diversity in higher education, which can be accessed by appointment.

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Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
1535 Musketeer Drive, McDonald Library
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5211


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