Center for Inclusion and Diversity

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Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment refers to our support of and participation in efforts across the university to diversify our students, faculty, staff, and administration. Retention refers to our support of and leadership in developing effective strategies, practices, and policies that ensure that the university is a stimulating, embracing, and engaging place.

Affiliates of the Center for Inclusion and Diversity that shape our recruitment and retention efforts:

All Nations Institute for Community Achievement (ANICA)

All Nations Institute For Community Achievement (ANICA) is a network of USD students, staff, faculty, and alumni dedicated to the educational success of American Indians. We work together to build relationships, partnerships, and programs that promote higher education and strengthen tribal communities. We view our actions as vibrant examples of decolonization that engage, support, and empower American Indian communities.

Diverse Faculty Recruitment Task Force: A Targeted Approach

In August 2010 Executive Vice President and Provost Julie Sullivan formed a task force to enhance faculty diversity through more effective search and recruitment. The task force is charged with developing faculty recruiting guidelines and a toolkit, as well as developing and launching in-house training sessions. The guidelines are meant to support faculty search committees in recruiting ethnically and culturally diverse candidates who will contribute to the university in meaningful ways.

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR)

SOAR is a student organization committed to engaging in diversity recruitment efforts, diversity retention efforts, and promoting diversity and inclusion at the University of San Diego. The organization welcomes people from different races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic status and ability/disability.

LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association

This LGBTQ Employee Group meets periodically for networking. Membership is confidential.
Contact: Dr. Lori Watson,, X4091

Black Student Retention and Recognition Committee (BSRRC)

Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA)