Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Walla Walla University follows the biblical instruction, holding in our philosophy that every person is created in the image of God as a being of inestimable value and worth. This belief leads us to oppose barriers that separate people from opportunities. 澳门线上博彩官网努力为每位学生和员工提供一个安全的环境和包容的氛围,与沃拉沃拉大学的使命和谐一致.

Therefore the university maintains an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, led by an individual who reports directly to the president and sits on the president's cabinet. 澳门线上博彩官网的多元化努力的重点是准备学生和员工挑战不平等,通过教学和模拟整个大学社区的文化能力. 

Our Mission


多样性和包容性办公室的使命是促进学习和工作环境的自由歧视的基础上 race, color, national origin, gender, age, ability, or veteran's status. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at WWU exists to:

  • Meet the particular needs of a diverse student population.
  • Educate the college community on matters of diversity.
  • Foster understanding and constructive relations among members of this diverse community.
  • Support and encourage recruitment of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Encourage understanding and respect for differences in culture, ability, and thinking patterns.
  • Direct/coordinate programs and activities that provide an inclusive and Christ like spirit among groups, clubs, and organizations of WWU.


Our Events

Hispanic Ministries (@wwuhispanicministries)

April 6· 8:00 pm · Junior Room

Nuestra Iglesia (@nuestra.iglesia)

April 8· 10:40 am · Conard Chapel

BEREAN Fellowship (@berean.wwu)

April 8· 11:00 am · Black Box Theatre

Jaime Jorge Concert (@wwuhfsa)

April 8· 7:00 pm · University Church

Our Organizations

沃拉沃拉大学学生联合会(ASWWU)雇佣了一名学生多样性和健康官员,直接向校长汇报. This officer facilitates the Inclusive Committee, comprised of students, which discusses issues related to inclusion and diversity within ASWWU

Asian and Pacific Islander Club provides fun-filled events for students, faculty and staff related to Asian and Pacific Islander culture and heritage.

President: Fueainaula Elaine (Kukie) Lam Yuen.

Asian Pacific Islander Webpage



Pastor: Almonds Sebirokwa


BSCF is a social club open to all students that focuses on fellowship, entertainment, and getting involved. Lead by a dedicated and hardworking team, the club puts on many events such as BBQ's, Christmas parties, picnics, and more.

President: Liberty Paige Anderson


沃拉沃拉大学旨在以圣经的忠诚和基督般的同情来对待LGBTQ+社区的学生. 在沃拉沃拉大学,澳门线上博彩官网意识到校园里LGBTQ+学生的弱势处境,并致力于创造一个理解和接受的环境. For this reason, 澳门线上博彩官网在沃拉沃拉大学建立了避风港,作为LGBTQ+学生的幸福和成功的参与和情感支持的地方.


Through our weekly worship services, our goal is to provide a space where students feel at home. 澳门线上博彩官网希望人们能在沃拉沃拉更多地了解拉丁美洲文化和西班牙裔社区的经历. We aim to create a community around worship and fellowship by facilitating an engaging worship service. 

Co-Leaders: Lindsey Monterroso and Joshua Torres


澳门线上博彩官网在拉萨的使命是培养社区意识和支持之间的个人谁认定为西班牙裔或任何其他种族, while incorporating our faith in God. 澳门线上博彩官网的目标是通过教育和社会活动来庆祝和促进西班牙裔社区的多样性和文化遗产. As a faith-based organization, 澳门线上博彩官网寻求将信仰融入澳门线上博彩官网活动的各个方面,并为澳门线上博彩官网的成员提供精神成长和反思的机会. 澳门线上博彩官网努力创造一个包容和友好的环境,鼓励所有成员之间的对话和相互尊重.

Sponsor: Alma Alfaro (

Presidenst: Dolores D Mora Tejeda (



"Nuestra Iglesia" is a church family that everyone is welcome to be part of. Whether you are involved through greeting, singing, playing an instrument, preparing food, programming, preaching, praying, or even just showing up and supporting, you become a part of this family and you belong. We have created a safe space to praise God, inspire relationships, and celebrate our beautiful Latin-American culture. 澳门线上博彩官网的使命是通过创造一个充满活力的敬拜环境,帮助带领人们与基督建立更紧密的关系,同时通过安息日的敬拜建立一个强大的社区, small groups, AY programs, and collaborations.

Co-Pastors: Andy Anaya and Emily Martinez

Led by the university's chief diversity officer, Diversity Council meets monthly and is comprised of key university leaders, elected faculty and staff; student leaders; and community members. The council regularly receives training, holds an open forum yearly, provides guidance for annual organizations and annual events, and develops a strategic plan, updated and reviewed at least yearly by the president’s cabinet and Board of Trustees. Learn more about Diversity Council >

唐纳德·布莱克中心通过年度会议来促进学术研究,会议的主题演讲者是与种族研究相关的主题领域的领先学者, ethnicity, and culture. Learn more about the Donald Blake Center history and upcoming events >

教育公平和多样性中心的成立是为了加强教育和心理学院在多样性和公平问题上的研究和改进实践. It is a center founded to interact with the public, both on the WWU campus and the greater Walla Walla Valley community. Learn more about CEED >

Our Commitment

Walla Walla University is on an important journey, one that brings focus to our mission statement, 它肯定“每个人都是按照上帝的形象创造的,具有不可估量的价值和价值?.”

In April of 2018, WWU主席John McVay宣布了八个多元化的重点领域,大学将立即追求保持其使命. Since then, students, faculty, and staff have developed implementation steps and measurement opportunities for each of these areas:

  1. Modifications to curriculum, both inside and outside our classrooms, to support diversity education.
  2. Expanded diversity education for university faculty and staff.
  3. Policy and procedure revisions to remove barriers to progress in diversity.
  4. Improved feedback mechanisms for our campus family.
  5. Recruiting enhancements that will attract diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  6. Regular diversity conversations and engagement with stakeholders.
  7. Assessment and annual reporting through a diversity scorecard.
  8. Increased resources and staffing committed to diversity-linked events and roles.

This plan, called Our Commitment to Diversity, is being shepherded into action, and progress will be reported annually. “The specifics of the plan aren’t just talk; they are an important foundation from which the campus family can take positive, deliberate, measurable steps toward fostering a more diverse campus community. 这是一种激发创造力和同情心的社区,培养了为多样化的世界和未来做好准备的年轻专业人士,” says McVay.

Pedrito Maynard-Reid, WWU assistant to the president for diversity since 2008, says, “澳门线上博彩官网的大学大家庭致力于培养一种尊重和持久的多样性模式,这将丰富每个人, strengthen Walla Walla University, and bless the world we serve. 这个计划是澳门线上博彩官网的路线图,让澳门线上博彩官网有责任为每个学生和员工提供一个安全的环境,并塑造一个包容与和谐的氛围.” 

Read Our Commitment to Diversity and learn more about our action steps >

十年前,沃拉沃拉大学在世界自然大学校园设立了首席多元化官一职,即校长多元化助理. This position reports directly to the WWU president and sits on the president’s Cabinet.

世界大学校长的多元化助理领导多元化和包容性办公室的活动, which include:

  • Sponsoring faculty, staff, and student affinity networks and clubs.
  • Providing support to the Black Alumni of Walla Walla University (BAWWU).
  • 参加并积极参与全国高等教育多元化官员协会(NADOHE).
  • Participating in local civic groups and diversity coalitions.
  • Benchmarking the university’s diversity, inclusion, and equity statistics and efforts with other higher education institutions.
  • Helping to attract ethnic minority employees and recruit minority students to Walla Walla University.
  • Serving on the Student Life Behavioral Intervention Team, with special responsibility for diversity issues.
  • Overseeing the Donald Blake Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture.
  • Serving as the university’s chief representative for personal and corporate issues regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity, both on and off our five campuses. 

The assistant to the president for diversity also leads an active Diversity Council on campus. The council membership includes:

  • The university president.
  • Vice presidents from student life, academics, and enrollment/alumni.
  • Student leaders.
  • Our human resources director.
  • Elected faculty and staff.
  • Community members.

The council regularly receives training on topics such as unconscious bias, tokenism, harassment, perpetual foreigner, mansplaining, implicit bias, and cultural humility to name a few of the most recent. The council holds an open forum yearly, inviting members of our university campus to share ideas or concerns. Additionally, the council provides guidance and helps organize a range of activities such as Berean Fellowship, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Martin Luther King, Jr. CommUnity, Peacekeeping Week, and Women’s History Month. 

理事会的战略计划至少每年由总统内阁和澳门线上博彩官网平台董事会进行更新和审查. The 2017–2020 plan prioritizes five goals: 

  1. Identify and acquire existing and needed resources to prioritize diversity. 
  2. Attract and nurture first-generation college students by meeting their unique needs. 
  3. Recruit and nurture minority students, faculty, and staff to foster a climate that goes beyond tolerance and tokenism to inclusion and equity. 
  4. 让来自同质和特权背景的学生做好识别和面对不平等待遇的准备, practice, and policy. 
  5. Provide regular diversity training for all employees. 

学生会的学生领袖中包括来自澳门线上博彩官网平台包容性委员会学生联合会的领导人, 哪一个会定期开会,解答学生的问题或关注,并促进学生领导和活动的多样性,以更好地培育校园的多样性. Members of the council also participate in most employee search committees, 澳门线上博彩官网的人力资源团队有意在澳门线上博彩官网的搜索委员会成员中争取多样性. 

In addition to our diversity conversations and planning related to ethnicity, we also consider gender, socioeconomic status, family education, age, and ability/disability diversity, among others. To that end, we require routine training for our employees, covering topics such as:

  • Collaboration skills for diversity.
  • Building a supportive workplace community.
  • Accommodating employees with disabilities.
  • Recognizing and avoiding workplace retaliation.
  • Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying. 

澳门线上博彩官网还经常提醒员工澳门线上博彩官网的行为标准,以确保校园内的健康和安全, including expectations for and policies regarding discrimination or harassment. In addition to routine training, special training and presentations often address diversity themes.

Our Family