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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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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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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. 

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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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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.

Diversity News

Westminster President Joins Higher Ed Leaders for “Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration”

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Jan 9, 2018

Effort calls on Congress to pass legislation protecting and advocating for Dreamers

SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College has joined more than 200 American higher education leaders of public and private universities and university systems, liberal arts colleges and community colleges across the United States as they launch the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The alliance is a collective effort to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses.

Colleges and universities play an integral role in securing the nation’s wellbeing and prosperity through teaching, research, service and contributions to workforce and economic development. The new alliance will support adoption of best practices on campuses and work in a unified manner to communicate the need for federal and state policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students.

“I am excited to join efforts with my colleagues across the country to advocate for our immigrant and international student populations through the Presidents’ Alliance,” said Westminster President Stephen Morgan. “I’m proud to be associated with higher education leaders who are looking out for all their students—whether they are first-generation or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals/Dreamers). These Dreamers are some of our very best students, and I hope that our group can speak as one powerful voice to Congress to create policies that honor our values and commitments as educational institutions.” 

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration was created by a founding group of presidents who came together on Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington D.C. for a Presidents’ Convening on Higher Education and Immigration. The convening was sponsored by George Washington University’s Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute with the help of a presidential steering committee.

The alliance brings together American college and university chancellors and presidents dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities. 

“We are a nation of immigrants and all our students — undocumented or not — are members of our communities and deserve dignity, respect and an opportunity to realize their full potential,” Morgan added.

For more information on the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration’s policy statement, click here.

About the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration:
The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration is an alliance of American college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities. We support policies that create a welcoming environment for immigrant, undocumented and international students on our campuses. Learn more at www.presidentsimmigrationalliance.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Conscious Cinema: "Step"

    Feb 21, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    The event will be held in Malouf 201.

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  • Diversity Lead and Learn Series

    Feb 22, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

    The event will be held in the Kim T. Adamson Alumni House.

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  • Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell their Tales

    Feb 27, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

    The event will be held in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall

    1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “Spring Awakening” by Steven Sater

    Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday | 19:30–21:00 | 03/01/2018–03/10/2018

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

    1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT