Diversity Planning & History
In 2009, the Diversity Taskforce was charged with developing a strategic plan for racial and ethnic diversity. The plan, Toward a Campus Climate of Inclusion: A Three-Year Plan to Improve Racial and Ethnic Diversity at Edgewood College, 2009-2012, was created and identified specific action steps to increase racial and ethnic diversity throughout the College, and simultaneously, continue cultivating a campus climate of inclusion. In 2010, Campus leadership hired a staff member to coordinate the inclusion planning efforts and the College also established the Inclusion Council to oversee the College’s progress toward reaching the goals set forth in the 2009-2012 plan.
In the Fall of 2013, Edgewood College renewed its commitment toward social justice and began building upon and refining previous efforts. The President’s Leadership Team established an ad-hoc planning committee, the Inclusion Planning Taskforce, which was established to create the next diversity action plan for the College. We are pleased to share with the community the next iteration of Edgewood’s inclusion planning efforts, The 2014-2017 Framework for Diversity: A Renewed Vision and Framework for Diversity & Inclusion.
In the Spring of 2014, Campus Leadership began working toward some of the short-term and long-term goals outlined in the 2014 Framework for Diversity. One of the first steps was redefining how diversity & inclusion is organizationally structured at Edgewood. After engaging faculty, staff, and students through various town-hall sessions, it became clear that better coordination was needed between the different offices that supported diversity across campus. In the Summer of 2014, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion were merged together into one department and is now institutionally housed in the Division of Dominican Life & Mission.
Please navigate this site to learn more about the 2014-2017 Framework for Diversity and how the plan is aligned with the mission of Edgewood College and further supports the College’s Strategic and Academic Plan. Please also consider taking some time to view Edgewood’s original 1992 multicultural plan.
In the Fall of 2014, we will share with the community the division-level plans for inclusion and the various planning updates to the Framework.