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What is Inclusive Excellence?

Inclusive Excellence is a planning process intended to help each UW System institution establish a comprehensive and well-coordinated set of systematic actions that focus specifically on fostering greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of university life.

How Does Inclusive Excellence Work?

Inclusive Excellence offers an approach for organizing our work in a deliberate, intentional and coordinated manner. This approach:
  1. Employs a dual focus in diversity efforts, concentrating on both increasing compositional diversity, and creating learning environments in which students of all backgrounds can strive. 
  2. Places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle, around which institutional decisions are made. 
  3. Calls for a close attentiveness to the student experience itself.