The Diversity Theme for West Chester University's Strategic Plan focuses on two main areas: inclusion and infusion. In Year 2 of Phase 1, 14 outcome actions across five objectives were active. The outcome actions focus on activities and support for the Council for Diversity, Inclusion, and Academic Excellence that was created in Year 1, expanding programming related to diversity, and providing resources for diverse groups.
Through the newly established Council for Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence, the University community is able to have a broad conversation about what is diversity and how various diverse constituencies can be included in the overall campus community. In addition, within the Diversity Theme of the Strategic Plan, the University commits to creating ways to acknowledge and infuse difference and cultural competency. The Council for Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence was the overall strength and accomplishment for the first year of this section of the Strategic Plan. Future work continues with various campus constituencies so as to assure that some diversity offices do not function as silos and with varying purposes. In addition, new energy and efforts are underway to collect data for some constituency groups on campus that have traditionally not been collected (i.e. veterans and LGBTQA).