About the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative
The Office of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative (CDI) is centrally located in Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. Throughout the university, our staff enhances institutional diversity through collaborative partnerships and strategic efforts that promote inclusive excellence and a welcoming campus.
Our goal is to expand opportunities for faculty, students and staff to engage and thrive in an increasingly diverse environment. We work with administrators at all levels of the campus to focus on institutional change. Our office evaluates the campus climate and develops new programs and strategic planning efforts that foster a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Through workshops, seminars and facilitated dialogues, we increase understanding of diverse communities. CDI also helps fund and promote the many MizzouDiversity programs, organizations and events available for you to explore at MU. Equally important, we assist individuals who believe they have been harassed or treated differently from others.
Ultimately, we are working to become a more inclusive, creative and innovative research and learning environment that facilitates the competent functioning of students and employees in a diverse and competitive global society.
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The University of Missouri is committed to the principles of inclusive excellence which refers to the fact that diversity is more than demographics; and that diversity is integral to the university’s mission of “providing all Missourians with the benefits of a world-class research university through better teaching, research, public service and economic development."
Inclusive Excellence is reflected in the campus climate, curriculum, intellectual discourse, leadership, scholarly products, and recruitment and retention efforts. Through our multitude of efforts to achieve the principles of inclusive excellence, MU has established itself as a leader in the state and the nation regarding diversity in higher education.
The office of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative invites you to explore MizzouDiversity portal website. Whether you are a student, staff, faculty, administrator, or friend of MU we offer programs and services for you.