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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 Seed Grants Applications Due May 3

As a reminder, the Spring 2019 application cycle for Diversity Seed Grants opened on March 1 with a submission deadline of May 3. If your department is developing a diversity initiative that will contribute to one of more of SPU’s diversity goals, please consider submitting an application.

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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.”