Equipping our community for inclusive excellence

Our office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) cultivates a community where similarities and differences are understood, respected and valued. We promote the full participation of all community members and support multiple perspectives and diversity of thought. DEI is the framework for the way we engage talent and use resources, including but not limited to physical and fiscal, to conduct business as we equip students, staff and faculty for an inclusive way of being and leading in the world.

As a university, we will be:

  • A community where similarities and differences are respected and celebrated, multiple perspectives and diversity of thought are embraced and people are engaged in inter-cultural experiences, including international education opportunities. 

  • Actively promoting full participation of all community members with an acknowledgment of the challenges faced by people from historically marginalized groups.

  • The leading example of a diverse and equitable organization as reflected by the composition and behavior of our faculty, staff and students.


2018 Salute to Diversity Winner

For more than 12 years, Corp! has been celebrating Michigan’s businesses and leaders who have mastered the art form of displayed significant achievement in diversity with their organizations and community. As the 2018 recipient, Davenport University was recognized as a nonprofit organization that creates and promotes special programming, education, or other initiatives that focus on diversity. 

Davenport University wins the visionary award

We invite you to join us as we band together across our campuses to ensure all DU community members have equal and fair access to all opportunities and to dismantle discrimination of any kind, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, national origin, physical ability, age, religious affiliation, or veteran status.

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