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The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion assists the Westminster College community in creating a healthy and inclusive campus. Whether we’re fostering meaningful dialogue, providing education and increasing awareness, encouraging action, or fostering community partnerships, diversity and inclusion are at the core of everything we do.

Campus Culture

Westminster is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. Our students, faculty, and staff work together to create a culture of creativity and innovation, while promoting inclusiveness and respect for differences. Faculty and staff are engaged in diversity and inclusion initiatives across campus, and receive support for continuous learning and development.

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Centers and Offices

You’ll find offices and centers across campus dedicated to providing opportunities for our community to learn about diversity and inclusion, and engage in a wide variety of campus diversity initiatives.

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Student Diversity Center

There is no better place to learn and grow than at one of Utah’s most diverse institutions. Through our academic programs, co-curricular offerings, and campus support and services, Westminster strives to create an inclusive environment where every student is challenged to think critically, is free to explore ideas, and is given the space to create a meaningful experience during college and beyond.

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Student Resources

Whether you're navigating college as an undocumented student, looking for scholarships, or seeking support after experiencing bias on campus, we're here to help. 

Community, Alums, and Industry

At Westminster, we recognize the importance of connecting with our community. Whether you’re a community nonprofit, an alum of the college, or a business looking to expand its workforce diversity, Westminster offers a wealth of diversity-centered resources.

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Support Diversity

We are committed to making Westminster a place where you belong. To do this, we rely on individuals, companies, and foundations to invest in diversity at Westminster, and lend their talents, expertise, and time.

Upcoming Events

World Affairs Lecture - "Roll Over Hemingway: Global Travelers Can Save Foreign Correspondency"

Nov 14, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Mr. Matthew LaPlante will examine the notion that after a decade of severe cuts in international news reporting by major news organizations, the time is right for global travelers to take the helm of foreign correspondency, as he has done so himself.  When Mr. LaPlante left his job as a full-time newspaper journalist, he worried his most important work was behind him. However, he will discuss that from an exposé on ritual tribal infanticide in Ethiopia, to a feature exploring the legacy of genocide in Cambodia, to a series of reports on gang violence in El Salvador, the past few years have been his most successful as a reporter, even though he spends far less of his time doing journalism.  His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Daily News,, and Christianity Today, among other publications. He was a staff reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune from 2004 to 2011 when he left to join the faculty at Utah State University where he teaches news writing, crisis reporting, and feature writing.  He is the recipient of the Kavli Award, one of the nation’s top honors for science journalism, as well as the Ancil Payne Award, one of the top honors for ethics in journalism.

Click here for Mr. LaPlante’s complete bio and accomplishments.

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The event will be held in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT
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