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GVSU is transformed as a national model for equity, inclusion, and social justice through pioneering, innovative and dynamic leadership by the Division of Inclusion and Equity and its shared efforts.
Through collaboration, consultation, and leadership with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners, the Division of Inclusion and Equity advances GVSU’s social justice framework for equity and inclusion. The division coordinates sustainable and strategic institutional efforts to engage all members of the community while also intentionally supporting and advocating for historically underrepresented communities. The division’s work furthers the university's liberal education and student-centered mission.
The Framework for Inclusion and Equity at GVSU articulates the university’s understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It sets the stage for the next phase of our commitment to advance diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Grand Valley believes that equity and inclusion makes each member of our community better and is fundamental to what it means to be a Laker.
While the entire university plays a part in these efforts, the Division of Inclusion and Equity takes a leadership role in advancing this Framework for Equity and Inclusion. The Strategic Plan for the Division of Inclusion and Equity identifies six strategic functions that will guide our work over the next several years. In addition, it outlines six major actions and priorities for the upcoming academic year (2015-2016).
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