Seattle Pacific University seeks to be a community free of hurtful bias incidents. For more information or to report an incident, visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence Bias Incidents page.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is available to consult with students on diversity-related matters, with the goal of seeking solutions and identifying resources for further learning. The Office of Inclusive Excellence is also available to make presentations to student groups. Topics might include but are not limited to: planning a diversity-related program or event, facilitating difficult conversations, or addressing a diversity incident. Students can schedule a 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute consultation, or send an email to inquire about having a representative from the Office of Inclusive Excellence visit with their student group or to request a particular presentation topic.
Connect on Instagram
The Office of Inclusive Excellence has an Instagram page, @spu.oiex, where we promote cross-campus events and resources, publish the quarterly OIEX Newsletter, share reflections, and more.
Annual OIEX Diversity Lecture
Starting in 2019–20, the Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts an annual diversity lecture to provoke thought, extend conversations, and inform current practices related to our university-wide diversity efforts. The series will bring thought leaders to campus who can inspire and challenge us to engage the theological, cultural, and institutional aspects of this work. This annual event is part of a larger effort to establish community rhythms that focus on learning together and living into our diversity commitments as a university.
Watch the February 2, 2021, lecture with Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Mae Elise Cannon, and Randy Woodley.
Watch the January 22, 2020 lecture with Jemar Tisby.
Student Support Offices
There are multiple offices on campus that are resourced and equipped to directly support students. We often refer students to the following offices and departments: