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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence
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The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) leads the visioning and implementation of Gallaudet University’s quest for inclusive excellence. Through compassionate listening and intentional cross-campus collaboration, we strive to transform relationships and policies that shape the Gallaudet University of the future.
DEDI offers various programs, with the goal of sustaining a safe and welcoming community, where we can provide equitable access and outcomes. We provide resources, training, EDI coaching and advising that allows our stakeholders to develop stronger intercultural and anti-oppression competency and a sense of shared accountability.
For this reason, we are charged with being the leading force in building bridges of caring, critical social consciousness, and elevating all community members’ sense of living, well-being, and belonging.
Gallaudet’s unique niche in the world requires us to actively work toward creating a sense of belonging for all members to support transformation and a robust future.
The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) works intentionally and collaboratively to provide a safe and welcoming bilingual learning environment where all community members, across the spectrum of identities, accept, appreciate, and affirm the unique experiences, perspectives, and talents of those with whom we share our campus and the world.
The Gallaudet University Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) will maximize collaborative partnerships to fulfill our mission. We are guided by the Equity and Belonging Imperative Strategic Plan created within the Inclusive Excellence framework, including the following six-pillars:
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Director DEDI
The dispute resolution process is a way for employees to bring problems and complaints concerning work to the attention of the administration without fear of retribution or prejudice. Employees are encouraged to use the formal procedures when they believe a decision or action (including termination)...
The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has completed its second quarterly University-wide anti-racism action plan update, available on the DEDI page of Gallaudet’s website. To view the comprehensive Anti-Racism Plan progress report, download the PDF below Download Anti-Racism Progress Report PDF
As a member of the Gallaudet University community, your support of anti-racism work is vital in creating an authentic culture of belonging. Your individual commitment will help create a collective impact. Therefore, we ask you to thoughtfully and intentionally pledge to fervently support the rights...
Gallaudet University is a bilingual, diverse, and multicultural community. We come from a multiplicity of backgrounds and experiences, which shape our identities, perspectives, and life journeys. We recognize that to create an affirming and intellectually vibrant community that supports everyone's well-being and success, we must...
Victorica Monroe Rynata Fonseca
Dr. Jeremy L. Brunson, Executive Director
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