About

Mission

The Division of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement works to transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve by promoting intergroup understanding, equity, social responsibility, and service while working to prevent discrimination. Our work helps to ensure access so that all who can contribute to and benefit from a relationship with Wright State University are welcomed.


Vision

The vision of the Division of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement is to institutionalize inclusion so that:

  1. students leave the university with the ability to participate in our democratic society as informed, compassionate, and engaged citizens;
  2. members of the campus community are motivated to solve the social problems we share with the greater Dayton area, other municipalities in Raider Country, and the world; and
  3. everyone who is touched by Wright State University is in some way empowered to reach their unique potential.

Values
 

Inclusion

Honoring our University’s and Nation’s ongoing aspiration to create a sense of community among the many groups that make up our diverse democracy as well as the tradition of shared governance in higher education, we welcome many voices to our conversations, particularly those who have been underrepresented or disenfranchised.

Authenticity

We "walk the talk" of inclusion, modeling the change we would like to see with humility and courage.

Collaboration

We capitalize on the high-level problem solving, creativity, innovation, and synergy that result from partnering with those engaged in similar work.

Empowerment

We strive to help the people with whom we work identify their strengths and abilities to apply to the issues we address together. Our goal is to help others understand and use their own agency. We are servant leaders facilitating the success of students, faculty, staff and our community.

Tenacity

We are relentless in pursuit of our goals related to diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement.


Goals

  1. Provide educational programming, professional development opportunities and consultation to promote understanding among various cultural/identity groups and individuals on campus as well as in the communities we serve.
  2. Provide job specific diversity related training to university employees.
  3. Develop strategies to promote equitable treatment of members of the campus community and to prevent unlawful discrimination.
  4. Encourage engaged citizenship on the part of students, faculty and staff through community partnerships, service, social entrepreneurism, political action and activism.
  5. Assist in the recruitment of a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  6. Facilitate the creation of a welcoming and inclusive campus climate to assist in the retention of a diverse student body, faculty and staff.   
  7. Develop strategies to eliminate the academic achievement gap among WSU student groups.