ODEI Purpose

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leads the visioning and implementation of Humboldt State University’s (HSU) quest for inclusive excellence in alignment with the institution’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, Future Forward. Through compassionate listening and intentional cross-campus and community collaboration, we strive to transform relationships and policies to shape the HSU of the future.  
We will achieve purpose by implementing our six-pillar framework of inclusive excellence: (1) A safe and welcoming community; (2) Equitable opportunities and outcomes; (3) Strategic partnerships; (4) the development of Intercultural humility; (5) Organizational resources; and 6) Collaborative leadership  and shared accountability.


INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK
Vision, Policies and Welcoming Community
A SAFE AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY                       
Nuture a welcoming and collaborative community that affirms diversity, enhances the well-being and self-actualization of all members, and engages in sustained and transformational courageous conversations around climate, equity, and diversity issues. Enact policies and practices that ensure safety and belonging for all members of the campus community.
EQUITABLE OUTCOMES
Assess equity of access and outcomes across all constituencies and across diverse backgrounds, with particular focus on minoritized populations; develop intentional pathways to broaden the diversity of the student body, as well as, that of faculty, staff and administrators; develop and implement campus-wide strategies to retain students and employees from minoritized groups.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS                                       
Broaden transdisciplinary collaboration and community partnerships across diverse sectors, this positioning the institution to co-lead in search of solutions to enduring systemic challenges locally, nationally, and globally.
DEVELOPMENT OF INTERCULTURAL HUMILITY       
Collaborate in leading sustained culturally responsive curricular and co-curricular programming, learning opportunities, intergroup dialogue, and community service, which build capacities for effective cross-cultural communication and mutually affirming interpersonal relationships and cultivate cultural humility.  Support the understanding of our positionalities to increase our agency to transform systems for social justice.
ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES                                   
Facilitate the coherent implementation of institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic goals, leverage existing resources and create new ones to support the development and implementation of inclusive excellence policies and practices that transform systems, elevate student success, and advance racial equity and social justice.
COLLABORATE LEADERSHIP AND SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY
Establish a university culture that affirms shared responsibilities, human interdependence, and unity in diversity, cultivate a collective commitment to challenging oppressive power structures, elevate institutional inclusive-excellence planning and accountability across all levels, units and sectors. 
Dr. Elavie Ndura and ODEI Team Revised 3/2/2021