DEI helps promote personal growth and helps our learning communities communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds. Instilling DEI principles at all levels of the CAHNRS helps us build stronger classrooms, teams, and societies. It is our mission as a land grant university to serve traditionally underrepresented communities as well as underserved populations, and CAHNRS takes this responsibility very seriously. As a result, CAHNRS will implement the DEI Ribbon System to inspire, validate, and recognize DEI efforts at every level of the college while also providing a rewarding system of accountability.
The CAHNRS for All DEI Ribbon System’s goal is to provide a guide and a motivator to promote DEI processes and to commit to recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups while providing the best education in the Pacific Northwest. We are opening the doors to transparency and to providing an inclusive environment that values all of its members while recognizing difference in diversity and providing a safe environment for all. CAHNRS embraces inclusion and everyone whose academic, cultural, and natural curiosity leads them to our doors. We are a nexus of shared information, and we value everyone’s participation.
The CAHNRS for All DEI Ribbon System strives to ensure that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are the cultural and social fabric of the college and WSU, and that these values, -recognizing and embracing difference, making sure that all are valued and included equally- are embedded in all policies and practices.