Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assists the Westminster College community in creating a healthy and inclusive campus. Whether fostering meaningful dialogue, providing education and increasing awareness, encouraging action, or strengthening community partnerships, diversity and inclusion are at the core of everything Westminster does.
There is no better place to learn and grow than at one of Utah’s most diverse institutions. Through 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.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Westminster College is dedicated to social justice, equity, and respect as fundamental components of our mission and core values. Informed by college-wide learning goals, Westminster acknowledges and engages with the values, experiences, worldviews, and intersectional identities and characteristics of all members of the campus community. Furthermore, Westminster strives for inclusive excellence by consistently interweaving diversity and inclusion into our curricula and co-curricular activities, programs, policies, practices, and external engagement. It is our goal to cultivate a respectful, equitable, and healthy campus community.
Upcoming Diversity Events
LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group Meet-up
March 24, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Disability Justice and DEI Book Club
March 30, 2023 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Community Diversity Breakfast
March 31, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Queer Coffee House
April 11, 2023 | 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The B. W. Bastian Foundation Bastian Lecture
April 11, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Signature Diversity Events
Each January, Westminster holds a week of events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and provides opportunities to connect and have conversations about diversity, community, and engagement.
Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series
The Diversity Lecture Series is one of the College’s most stimulating and thought-provoking initiatives that reflects a commitment toward the active and critical engagement of relevant diversity and inclusion issues.
Campus Diversity Resources
Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center promotes student engagement and cultural intelligence by promoting fellowship, academics, and social engagement through its programs and initiatives.
Student Disability Services
Disability Services provides equal access to higher education for academically qualified students with physical, learning, or psychiatric disabilities.
Center for Veteran and Military Services
The Center for Veteran and Military Services is Westminster College's central location for serving veterans, dependents, and other military students.
McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate study.
Westminster's Counseling Center firmly believes in the importance of attention to the “whole person” in the educational process. The center aims to assist students in clarifying and accomplishing personal and academic goals.
Office of Equal Opportunity
The Office of Equal Opportunity works to ensure equitable opportunity in education and employment for all members of the campus community. It’s also the main point of contact for reporting and response to claims under the college’s Title IX policy.
Westminster is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community. If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed bias, you are encouraged to report it. The Bias Education and Support team will help you determine how to handle, respond to, and/or resolve your bias experience.
Community Diversity Resources
Westminster Tax Clinic
The Westminster Tax Clinic provides free tax clinics, offering tax-filing assistance and financial advocacy for individuals and families who might not otherwise have access.
This course encourages Utah students from underrepresented groups to find their own voices and agency in their communities, as well as to apply for and succeed in college.
Promise South Salt Lake
Promise South Salt Lake's partnership with Westminster connects communities through shared purpose by fostering authentic, relevant, and transformational experiences and relationships.
Walkways to Westminster
Westminster College students have the opportunity to serve as mentors to youth, supporting them in their academic success, college preparation, career planning, English language learning, and life skills.
Student Outreach and Access
Invest in efforts aimed at community engagement and outreach, including college pipeline programs, community projects, and scholarships.
Student Success and Development
Invest in programs and initiatives that support students from diverse backgrounds and create opportunities for student learning, success, and professional development.
Education and Experiences
Sponsor campus-wide events, speaker series, and education experiences designed to facilitate conversations.
Make a donation to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that we can use wherever we need the most support.
If you are interested in volunteering your time as a student mentor or expertise as a visiting speaker, please contact the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center.
Meet the Team
Tamara Stevenson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and C.D.O