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UC Inclusive Excellence: Moving Forward

The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential.



The next iteration of UC’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan, to lead us beyond 2016, will be unveiled in July of this year. The community of our faculty, staff, students, and university leadership are currently engaged in cooperative initiatives, planning and partnerships toward our next steps together. And so, our plan and the planning process includes all of us, affects all of us -- and will be the responsibility of all of us.

Our bedrock values -- affirmed in our mission statement and fundamental to our very purpose as a university -- commit us to excellence and diversity, to providing an inclusive environment for our undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as our faculty and staff.

We learn and work best in an environment where we are accepted, included and heard. And so, we are more likely to successfully generate good ideas and good solutions in the service of the people of Ohio, the nation and the world by bringing people together who have varying viewpoints and backgrounds to tackle problems and to propose and pursue solutions.

The community of our faculty, staff, students, partners and leadership is currently engaging in the following efforts. All voices and viewpoints are welcome as we continue to move forward. And because progress is never a sprint and always a marathon, we, as community, need ideas, feedback, encouragement, critique and most of all, dialogue, energy, enthusiasm, commitment and engagement.

Click on the images below for student, faculty and staff partnerships with UC President Santa Ono and Provost Beverly Davenport and more on the latest progress and ongoing efforts. 


Diversity & Inclusion are

  • Learning and education imperatives.
  • Business and innovation imperatives.
  • Human and moral imperatives.