The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a support for students, faculty and staff while advocating for diversity and inclusion on campus.
To promote, enhance, and support the environment that will allow its members to grow and succeed. We will work with organizations on campus to provide a wholesome approach to diversity, inclusivity, access and equality which in turn will benefit the Drury community.
At Drury, we define diversity as the differences that make people unique, including age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, dimensions of race, socio-economic status, physical abilities, political beliefs, and other ideologies. Inclusion is how we engage these differences to create a genuine community and expand opportunities for cultural knowledge.
It is critical to treat diversity and inclusion as core leadership competencies, pushing diversity far beyond compliance. The goal is to educate our people by creating leaders who create a culture in which acceptance and appreciation of all people and cultures is the norm, and that every person in the community can feel completely comfortable and secure as a member of it. Our vision stands in the objective to create an inclusive environment, characterized by dignity and respect, that enables each member to have global opportunities and contribute to the development of society.