Goal 2

Goal 2: Strengthening Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice - Justly represent the breadth and beauty of God’s creation in our own community and transform the campus culture to ensure that all community members thrive.

Pathway

Icon of three people with lines between them. Underneath are the words, "Access and Inclusion."

Strategic Goal Committee for Goal 2: Strengthening Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice

Co-chairs: Esteban del Rio, Mike Williams 

For more information about this committee, see Committees tab.

Opportunities

 

a. Access

  1. Create and implement new programs to sustain meaningful Catholic student enrollment.
  2. Among private universities, design and implement an enrollment strategy so that USD becomes a first choice institution for underrepresented students.
  3. Create and implement an innovative model for serving non-traditional students in our region.
  4. Rank among the top 100 most diverse private universities in the country (based on a nationally recognized index) and graduate underrepresented students at a higher rate than the national average for private institutions.

b. Inclusion

  1. Rank among the top 100 most diverse private universities in the country (based on a nationally recognized index) and graduate underrepresented students at a higher rate than the national average for private institutions.
  2. Increase faculty of color to more closely reflect our student population.
  3. Expand USD’s reputation as a leader for inclusive excellence among Catholic universities, including the integration of diversity across the curriculum.