Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for Racial Equity and Antiracism 2020-2021

Listen and learn    Impact through intentional action   Fail forward    Transform together

We commit to the principles of LIFT SU and the following action plan to drive institutional change toward racial equity. We will prioritize affirmation of and allyship with our Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community at Seattle University, and take strategic action to address systemic racism and impact throughout the institution. The top 5 priority areas:

  1. Recruitment and Retention of BIPOC Students  
  2. Bias Prevention and Campus Climate Care 
  3. Recruitment and Retention of BIPOC Faculty and Staff  
  4. Narrative Through Art and Symbols  
  5. Build Capacity and Invest in Infrastructure

These action steps are a further evolution of the 2016 comprehensive blueprint -- Task Force on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Final Report and Recommendations (2016), and aligns with the university’s Strategic Directions adopted by the Board of Trustees in January 2020.  

Read the official announcement to learn more.

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Pursuing Inclusive Excellence


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) aims to promote inclusive excellence in the university’s teaching, research and service dimensions. ODI’s mission is to foster an institutional culture where there is no dichotomy between our values of diversity and inclusion, and our goals of educational quality and excellence.

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Red Talks Promo – Season 1 Women’s Voices at the Intersection (2018-19)

We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from his sermon, “Antidotes for Fear” in “Strength to Love”