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“Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” -Desmond Tutu

Raising Their Voices

Student voices at Gonzaga have often served as courageous drivers of progress, provoking conversation and action. 

In 2002, with the release of a video entitled “And We Stayed,” students shared stories about the challenges they faced as underrepresented students on their journey toward graduation.

“Where Were You When” was released in 2017 and highlighted the experiences of several students and called for leadership to take action. These students have joined ongoing conversations and initiatives to forge a path toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.

As part of larger initiatives outlined on this site, the Office of Admission worked with students, faculty and staff to create the 'Diversity Conversations' video series below. This series covers diversity from several perspectives. As is true with all work surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, our work telling these stories is ongoing. Not every perspective is present in these videos, nor are the important topics of equity and inclusion. As Gonzaga continues its efforts to share stories of diversity, equity and inclusion, we look to our community to hold us accountable. If your perspective is missing, we’d love to hear from you.

We invite you to join the conversation.

Diversity Conversations

How do you define diversity?

Gonzaga community members offer definitions of “diversity” by considering a wide range of interpersonal and systemic aspects related to underrepresentation.

How do you contribute to diversity at Gonzaga?

The many identities, backgrounds, and experiences that contribute to the overall diversity dialogue on campus.

Does talking about diversity ever make you feel uncomfortable?

How and why talking about diversity can be difficult or uncomfortable for both minority and majority students, faculty, and staff.

This is Gonzaga

Gonzaga's Our Voices Journal of Culture and Diversity strives to shed light on the voices at GU that feel unheard or underrepresented. Share your story here.

We invite you to join the conversation at Gonzaga

From cultural clubs, to ally training, to intergroup dialogue sessions there are a myriad of ways to connect with others in our community and work together toward shared understanding and respect for everyone.

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