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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a support for students, faculty and staff while advocating for diversity and inclusion on campus. 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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Drury University is fully committed to upholding and advancing the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment where every member of our community will treat each other with dignity and respect. We recognize that diverse experiences enrich our institution and all who pass through it. We honor, welcome and respect all identities and perspectives.

 At Drury, we define diversity as the differences that characterize people and communities, including age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, veteran status, ability, religion, political beliefs, and other ideologies. Inclusion is how we engage these differences to create a welcoming community and expand opportunities for cultural knowledge. Educational and workplace equity refers to providing opportunities that enable everyone to receive what they need to be successful as they work and learn at Drury.

Call for Applications: Diversity Fellows

We have some important activities coming this spring. Please contact Rosalyn Thomas or stop by to learn more!

DEI Spring Activities

  • Cafe Soul: Every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the CX
  • Big 12 Black Leadership Conference, February 29 – March 12
  • The Legacies of Slavery Conference in Sherman, TX., March 22 – 23
  • Diversity and Reconciliation Conference in Olin Library, April 5 – 6 (still taking applications)

Contact Us:

Rosalyn Thomas

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
FSC 117
Office: (417) 873-6827
rthomas005@drury.edu