Inclusive Excellence

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at The University of Akron. We have expanded our services through  new entities:

ABOUT US

Location

Office of Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Office
Buchtel Hall 210
Akron, OH  44325-6237
330-972-7193


Lee GillOur team

Lee A. Gill, J.D. (inset at right)
Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/ 
Chief Diversity Officer
330-972-7522
inclusive_excellence@uakron.edu

Sharon K. Girton
Administrative Assistant Senior
330-972-7193
sgirton@uakron.edu

The Multicultural Center
Schrank Hall North 58
Akron, OH  44325-6107

Rosa M. Githiora, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Multicultural Programs
330-972-7396
rmg25@uakron.edu

Elisha Swanson, M.A.
Associate Director, Multicultural Center
330-972-7464
swanso1@uakron.edu

John Alvarez-Turner, M.A.Ed.
Associate Director, Multicultural Center
330-972-6917
jjt32@uakron.edu

Phoebe Reid
Secretary
330-972-7008
pr@uakron.edu

Pan African Center for Community Studies
330-972-7464
swanso1@uakron.edu


OFFICES AND PLACES

ACADEMICS

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

2016 Black Male Summit

Black Male Summit logoUA will host the 2016 ninth annual Black Male Summit on April 8-9, 2016.

Since its inception, summit has brought together national thought leaders, educators, and policy makers from around the nation to address the educational and social disparity among our African American Male population. Our goal is to move forward with solutions and not rehash deficit perspectives.

Black Male Summit

Other events:


Rethinking Race

Rethinking Race - February 2015

Returning in February: UA's two-week examination of race issues, with speakers, films, "Face 2 Face" conversations, exhibits and more.

2014 Rethinking Race website



HERC - OH

Diversity Calendar - 2014-15

We recognize that by increasing our understanding of diverse cultures, their group experiences, traditions, values, and beliefs, we can enhance our relationships with one another and therefore create culturally responsive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. View the calendar.


University earns HEED Award

 University of Akron earns HEED award from Insight   HEED 2014 
Heed Award 2013 Heed Award 2012

The University has again been recognized for its "outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion" by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, and is a recipient of its 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. UA has received the honor annually since 2012, when the HEED award was first established. Please read a spotlight article from the Insight Into Diversity Magazine.  More information.


Title IX at UA

Learn more about Title IX at UA.


Diversity Report for 2013

Diversity Report for 2013

Triangle Download the 2013 Diversity Report.


DIVERSITY COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS

News

Lee Gill, J.D., advocates for diversity in business in a major Akron Beacon Journal article: Businesses prodded to ‘harness the rainbow of differences’ to shape future leaders

Melissa Harris-Perry's Rethinking Race keynote address has been rescheduled at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at E.J. Thomas Hall. More information | Tickets

Lee Gill’s diversity achievements recognized nationally

UA's Black Male Summit in your words and pictures | Video

UA's 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities Fair | Video

For a third year, University's Diversity Council singled out as one of nation's best
UA's Diversity Council has been honored by the National Association of Diversity Councils for its "extraordinary efforts and results" in advancing inclusive excellence principles on campus.

Black students explore college during UA summit, Akron Beacon Journal, April 2013

More Inclusive Excellence news