News and Events


  • Navigating Difficult Conversations

    Apr 12, 2021

    This session is intended for supervisors who want to learn how to communicate across differences more productively and with less stress and anxiety. Next session will be on April 28, 2021, 10-11 a.m.

  • Becoming Brave Witnesses by Dr. Sandra Mayo

    Mar 31, 2021

    Dr. Sandra Mayo, vice provost of inclusive excellence, published a review of two relevant books in the most recent edition ​of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Magazine.


  • Spring 2021 DEI Workshop Series

    Mar 24, 2021

    The DEI Workshop Series will be held on April 15, May 13 and May 27.  

  • Spring 2021 Diversity Seed Grant Application

    Mar 24, 2021

    The Diversity Seed Grant application for this winter quarter opens on April 3, 2021. The application will be open until May 16, 2021. 

  • Second Annual OIEX Diversity Lecture - "Justice and Shalom"

    Jan 7, 2021

    Join us for the second annual OIEX Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The recording is now available!

  • Winter 2021 Diversity Seed Grant Application

    Jan 4, 2021

    The Diversity Seed Grant application for this winter quarter opens on January 9, 2021. The application will be open until February 21, 2021. 

  • Autumn 2020 Diversity Seed Grant Recipients

    Dec 1, 2020

    We are excited to announce the Autumn 2020 Diversity Seed Grant recipients: University Ministries.

  • Faculty Race and Pedagogy Workshop

    Nov 23, 2020

    The Office of Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, is implementing a three-part professional development workshop series and yearlong engagement focused on racial equity and pedagogy. The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., and the third workshop will be held on Thursday, January 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is just one of several initiatives underway as a response to the June listening sessions and expression of our desire to be a community that “mourns in movement” toward reconciliation and repair.

  • Post-Election Resources

    Nov 4, 2020

    View our Diversity Resource Guide to find tools for engaging in the classroom post-election.

  • Tell the Whole Story: Community Event with Sheila Wise Rowe

    Nov 2, 2020

    Sheila Wise Rowe, author of Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, will share with us why she wrote the book, and will also share insights and practices that offer hope and healing. This virtual event will be on Friday, November 13, 2020, 12-1 p.m. All SPU students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Register here: https://bit.ly/34wKVhL

    11/17/2020 Update: The recording of this event can be found here (SPU login credentials required). Sheila’s book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Journey to Resilience, is also available from the SPU Library as an e-book.