Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Council of Presidents is actively committed to advancing efforts to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses that align with their missions as public institutions to serve Washington residents.

The foundation for our work is the belief that faculty, staff, and students benefit from a vibrant, rich learning community composed of many differing perspectives and life experiences, allowing them to succeed and meet their personal and professional goals in an interdependent, globally connected world rooted in 21st Century ideals of opportunity and discovery.

Our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summary Report | 2023 | 2022

Leadership Statements on DEI, Racial Violence, and Racial Injustice

Recent events have led our campus leaders to speak out on issues impacting local communities, as well as our state and nation.

Council of Presidents:

Campus Statements Following the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial:

College and University Resources

Our member institutions provide a myriad of diversity-related programs, services, resources, and events for prospective and current students as well as alumni, and faculty and staff. Additional information can be found below.

State and Partner Initiatives