In keeping with promising practices, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has been given a new name … The Office of Inclusive Excellence. Why?
Inclusive excellence is both a strategy and a philosophy and offmore accurately describes the work we have been doing and need to continue to do as move diversity and inclusion from rhetoric to action.
Inclusive excellence is a change-focused and iterative process whereby there is deliberate integration of the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into leadership practices, daily operations, strategic planning, decision making, resource allocation and priorities. The name change describes the current and future work of this office.
The name change was shared publicly at the SON’s May rollout.