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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.

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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Our Mission

Guided by Gonzaga University’s Catholic and Jesuit ideals of social justice and service, promote excellence in all aspects of operations for students, faculty, and staff by facilitating processes that remove barriers to access and advancement based on race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, class, socioeconomic status, or veteran status.

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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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502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258