The Equity & Inclusion Office champions and supports a sense of belonging for all, creating an environment where individuals are able to show up as their most authentic selves, coming together in the shared WA mission and core values, supported by our commitment to authentic personal growth. We aim to develop more informed, innovative, and empathetic problem solvers now, who will be able to successfully navigate a global ecosystem through ever-changing social-political, economic, and environmentally tumultuous times. The insular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a foundational necessity and integral to the broader focus on the culture of the Academy.
The Academy celebrates diversity and strives to create inclusive learning spaces inside and outside of the classroom. We understand that social and cultural awareness, competencies, and humility are critical components of holistic lifelong learning and embedded in rigorous academics that elevate intellectual challenge. A focus on belonging and exposure to diverse lived experiences creates bridges of connectivity across individuals, groups and communities.
Dynamic partners work across campus to improve and create new pathways for teaching and learning, that are mindful of equitable and sustainable learning environments that are adaptable, innovative and culturally responsive.