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Division for Justice & Inclusion


Our vision is to ground the whole of Western in the principle of the inherent worth of all. The foundation of this vision is rooted in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice plus.

Priorities and Projects

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The Office of Inclusivity establishes priorities aligned with Western’s mission, institutional needs, and strategic plan. Our current priorities are to:

  • Build sustainable and trustworthy relations with the Ute Nations,
  • Enrich the Western experience and improve well-being for students, faculty and staff, and
  • Build capacity for institutional DEIJ+ infusion

With courage, growth, inclusivity, integrity, and stewardship at the forefront, the Office of Inclusivity engages in projects to advance the mission of the university.

Fiscal year 2023 projects:

  • Policy review
  • Restorative justice micro-grant
  • Divisional institutionalization plan
  • Indigenous land back and land acknowledgement initiative
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ scholarship funding
  • Translation and interpretation services plan

Divisional Areas

The Division for Justice & Inclusion includes three offices and three centers. The Office of Inclusivity, Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Office, Restorative Justice & Title IX Office, Multicultural Center, Center for Civil Rights, and the Center for Dis/Ability & Accommodations. Each area provides a unique scope that supports the advancement of justice and inclusivity at Western.

Center for Civil Rights

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The Center for Civil Rights holds both the Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Office as well as the Restorative Justice & Title IX Office. Through its work, the Center for Civil Rights is taking measures to diversify Western’s workforce and student body while ensuring the civil rights of all members of the mountaineer community are protected.

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Center for Dis/Ability & Accommodations

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The Center for Dis/Ability & Accommodations is committed to helping students with diverse abilities thrive in their academic and personal environments at Western. The Center works with students on a case-by-case basis to create individually-tailored plans that provide them with the resources they need to excel and offers guidance on the legal, personal, and academic considerations they may need to take into account as students with diverse abilities. The Center places a special focus on empathy, encouragement, and growth, making it a place where students feel empowered as learners and members of the Western community.

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Multicultural Center

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Western’s Multicultural Center (MCC) is an on-campus space where all students are welcome and are encouraged to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity and learn from the perspectives of their peers. In addition, the MCC houses four diversity-focused, student-run clubs: Amigos, Asian Pacific Islanders Club, Black Student Alliance Native American Student Council, and Polynesian Dance and Chant Club.

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Division for Justice & Inclusion

Contact Information



8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

Campus Location

Taylor Hall 301

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