Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) provides leadership for the work of diversity at Seattle Pacific University. Established in July 2017, the ODEI is the culmination of earlier efforts to more deeply integrate diversity goals into the fabric of the institution.

At Seattle Pacific, we believe that every person who comes to our campus is made in the image of God and called according to God’s purpose. We ground the work of diversity in the gospel of Jesus Christ, pursuing diversity as an aspect of our calling to be a reconciled community.


Diversity 101 Workshop

Diversity 101 @SPU:  What do we mean by “diversity” at SPU, and why does it even matter? With a focus on building individual and institutional capacity, this training provides a shared language and framework for SPU employees to move forward productively in the work of diversity. 

Faculty and staff can register for the June 20 session through Skillsoft.

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Meet the VP for diversity, equity, and inclusion

“The gospel promise and hope of restorative unity and wholeness are foundational to the ongoing work of diversity at Seattle Pacific University ...We confess our shortcomings and collectively seek wisdom for healing, restoration, and justice.”