As of Spring Quarter 2021, the following departments have submitted a DRE: English & Cultural Studies; Family & Consumer Sciences; Engineering & Computer Science; Art; Communications; Mathematics; Languages, Cultures, & Linguistics; Biology; and Music.
DRE Action Steps: Facilitate a process of department-level reflection, reporting, and strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on recruitment, hiring, and retention; curricular integration; and departmental culture.
Addresses the following universitywide diversity goals:
1. Reflecting the diversity of God's kingdom. This goal focuses on developing comprehensive strategies for attracting, welcoming, and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.
2. Cultivating diversity and reconciliation competencies. This goal focuses on creating a learning environment where all students, faculty, and staff develop the competencies needed to facilitate understanding, healing, and reconciliation across differences.
3. Fostering an environment of belonging. This goal focuses on promoting respect and dignity for all members of the SPU community and removing barriers to meaningful participation in the life of our campus.
4. Maximizing resources for equitable outcomes. This goal focuses on leveraging University resources toward the alleviation of disparities in student outcomes and experiences.