Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


DEI students and staff working on a project together

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) coordinates efforts that establish a healthy campus culture for all students and employees.

We collaborate widely across campus to coordinate UWM’s engagement strategy.

We bolster engaged, applied research in our community and around the world, and deliver campus programming that brings the world to Milwaukee.


We value diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think and what we do.

Student Success

All students have access to equitable resources and experiences to help them thrive.

Diverse Talent

Innovative strategies are implemented to recruit, develop, retain and promote employees with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Climate & Culture

Everyone is responsible for helping to build an inclusive campus community where everyone is valued and has a sense of belonging.

Community Impact

As an integral part of the local and global communities, the university is responsible for co-creating a shared, equitable future on campus and beyond.


Individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin and ability, as well as cultural, political, religious, linguistic or other affiliations)


The deliberate and intentional crafting of solutions that center the voices and meet the needs of different groups based on their histories and access to resources that will lead to the outcome of fairness


The active, intentional and continuous process to address inequities in power and privilege and build a respectful and diverse community that ensures welcoming spaces and opportunities for all to flourish.