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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion.

Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world.

Beginning in Fall 2022, the Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion initiative will be embedded as part of Mission Integration.

DEI is a campus wide initiative – including staff, faculty and students – to have open discussion through Lunch & Learns, speakers, and recognition events. The committee coordinating this initiative is charged with reviewing all institutional policies, rolling out DEI trainings, thoughtfully embedding supports for all, and ensuring equitable opportunities for members of the campus community. We welcome the talents, perspectives and creativity of each individual at our campus – remotely and in-person, as we recognize each lived experience creates a better community. We are focused on identifying obstacles and collaborating to remove barriers to EQUITY and support the full growth of our D’Youville members.

Training

Employees are required to complete Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging training provided by Vector Solutions

Link to Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition website for D'Youville University: https://dyc-ny.vectorlmsedu.com/

Additional library of courses: https://dyc-ny.vectorlmsedu.com/training/list?category_id=A380CBE4-8DD7-11EC-9540-BF8167F96AF6 

More resources can be found below:

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Audience watching a training event
  • Microaggressions Handout This handout was provided by Belong: an inclusive learning community
  • Belonging Article DEI terms are part of heated discussions around the country, and the term “Belonging” can get caught up in that same debate.

Bias Review Committee

D’Youville considers reports of bias to be very serious in nature. Systems and processes are in place to handle these incidents and D’Youville fully executes those processes. If you – as a student, employee, or community member – report an incident of suspected or known bias to someone at D’Youville, we will enact certain steps immediately.

The best thing that you can do is to document and report incidents using the link below so that D’Youville may investigate and make appropriate decisions keeping in mind the safety and security of our entire campus population and the sanctity of our learning environment and the wonderfully diverse population we serve.

File a Report

The Cultural Enrichment Center

Located on the second floor of the Koessler Administration Building, the center is the home base for marginalized students. This space is always evolving with the needs of our students and holds a myriad of programs and events throughout the academic year.

Learn more about the center

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