Developing a Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Topics: Diversity and Multiculturalism, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What programs and services do centralized offices for diversity and inclusion provide?
  • How do administrators assess the effectiveness and impact of these centers?


Centralized diversity and inclusion offices serve a number of purposes that range from student programming to curricular development and strategic planning.  These centers are often crucial resources for students and faculty of diverse backgrounds and often contribute to their postsecondary success.  This brief examines the structures of centers for diversity and inclusion, collaboration between centers and other institutional units, the impact of diversity and inclusion programs on student and faculty success, and the roles of chief diversity officers.

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