College of Communication > About > Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The College of Communication believes in promoting the values of inclusion and equity of opportunity for all faculty, staff, and students. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity and respect for diversity. Community members promote transparency, accountability, fairness, and integrity. We also will engage in the ongoing work of identifying and interrogating prejudice, injustice, and institutional bias in all forms.
Our college is committed to:
In 2020, the college developed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) action plan, addressing practices and policies at all levels. Every year the plan is processed and reshaped through input from the college diversity advocate, diversity working groups, the DE&I faculty committee, our students, faculty members and staff members from across the college. The action plan addresses both short-term and extended goals. It remains as a living document that is continually added to, reflected upon and modified as needed in order to meet the changing needs of our college community and foster and promote a supportive, diverse and inclusive environment. In the spring term of 2022, the college created a 3-year DE&I action plan, specifying the goals, objectives, and timeline for the initiatives proposed. The action plan is summarized below; for the detailed version, see: CMN 3-Year DEI Action Plan - AY23-AY25.pdf
To read about progress on the college's various DE&I initiatives, visit the Action Steps page.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding current or potential DE&I initiatives in the college, we welcome your feedback! Email us at