What We Do

What We Do

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) cultivates shared vision, coherence, and coordination of diversity and inclusion efforts across campus.  As a Roman Catholic institution, the University of San Diego holds deep commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse campus community characterized by dignity, empathy, and justice in the broadest sense, including differences in gender, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin, and physical ability.

As a coordinating center, the CID advocates, facilitates, and assesses the work of established programs, departments, and offices to affirm that the campus lives out its commitment to diversity and inclusion.   As a generative center, CID serves as a place where issues surrounding inclusion and diversity can be conceptualized, explored, nurtured, cultivated, shared, and promoted.  Through collaborative relationships, the CID helps ensure that the university is a stimulating, welcoming, and engaging place for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The CID generates innovative, outcome-oriented, and community-based ideas about how to build and sustain a diverse campus community that results in a lived and felt experience of institutional inclusion.  The CID engages with curricular and co-curricular efforts to problematize how difference and unity operate in the larger world through scholarship, engagement, and advocacy.