Dear SDSU Community,
We are facing a unique time and must work together to support the health and safety of our community. Please remember that this is a fluid situation and things can change quickly and that the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Access is here to provide support where we can. Due to University measures to ensure health and safety in limiting the spread of COVID-19, our office staff will be working remotely until at least March 27th, but please still contact us for any questions you may have during this evolving situation. Please see the SDSU COVID-19 Information & Updates page for further details.
Kas Williams & Nadine Gjerde
The mission of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (ODIEA) is to enrich the university community's understanding and appreciation of diversity, practice of inclusion, advancement of equity, and integration of access. ODIEA is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of SDSU and the Brookings community. ODIEA leads and facilitates the development of institutional policies and protocols intended to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive university.
University Core Values
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access supports the university's core values that include:
People-Centered: We recognize leadership is derived from service to others. We are committed to creating a culture where all thrive and are supported on their own personal and professional paths toward lifelong learning, growth, and leadership.
Creativity: Creativity is our cornerstone to expand knowledge, develop human understanding, and enrich quality of life. We believe that education and research/scholarship/creative activity reinforce one another and the best academic programs bring innovative teaching and rigorous research together.
Integrity: We act with organizational and personal integrity, through honest interactions, professionalism, transparent and accountable decision-making, and respect for others.
Diversity: We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, inclusive, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration and we respect individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.
Excellence: Excellence is achieved through continuous improvement, assessment, and accountability. We embrace bold action and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Individually, we are experts at what we do. Collectively, our impact is even greater.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Access is located inside of Morrill Hall, room 124.