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Office of Inclusive Excellence

We uphold the structure of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to achieve social, academic, professional, and institutional excellence.
Robin Kelly, Chief Diversity Officer
Robin Kelley, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer

The Office of Inclusive Excellence, led by Chief Diversity Officer Robin Kelley, oversees services, functions, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Gonzaga University. The Office’s responsibilities include implementation of a comprehensive Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan and oversight of Title IX, bias reports and response, and coordination of and monitoring the university’s efforts towards building a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging.  We recognize that an institution's success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes a rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni in its community.

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Events and News

Upcoming Events

[MARCH 27]: Can We Talk? Lunchtime Civil Discourse

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Please join The Office of Inclusive Excellence and Gonzaga’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Can We Talk?, a lunchtime program focused on civil discourse. The event location is the Barbieri Courtroom within the Gonzaga Law School campus. This event space will allow Gonzaga community members to speak constructively about controversial topics and be heard while encouraging each person to do the same. The topic for this program will be affirmative action. GU Law Professor Jason Gillmer will be the guest faculty expert on the topic. The Gonzaga Law School Student Bar Association will provide lunch.

  • Date/Time: March 27, 2024 12-1 p.m.
  • Location: Barbieri Courtroom within the Gonzaga Law School.
  • Gonzaga University students, faculty and staff only. Thank you.
  • For more information, please contact



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Access and Success

Expand prosperity at Gonzaga for underrepresented and underserved students, faculty and staff.

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Campus Climate and Infrastructure

Acknowledge and support diversity in the systems, structures, and culture of the University.

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Education, Development, and Scholarship

Ensure inclusive training research, scholarship, advising, curriculum, and instruction opportunities across the University.

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Assessment, Accountability, and Strategic Practices

Implement the University’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategic plan.

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