Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology (CECH), at the University of Cincinnati, serves as a model of and resource for diversity that actively supports, empowers, prepares, respects, and celebrates all students, staff, faculty, and community members by advancing, sustaining and promoting diversity and inclusion in our personal reflections, intellectual pursuits, and professional development.

Diversity & Inclusion at CECH

Be a part of a college that invests in every student’s potential and supports them as they follow their passions. Here at CECH, we realize the impact that our students can have on our community and the world, which is why we encourage them to be empowered and become the future leaders of tomorrow. To us, education isn’t about what you can learn in the classroom. It is about seeing the possibilities and sparking a new era of innovation and impact.   

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Together, we are committed to creating a community built on equality and inclusion for all. Every one of our students provides a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that contribute to a positive campus experience. The CECH community is a supportive environment that believes a supportive and inclusive culture is one that builds upon the diverse strengths of all, which is why the CECH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board is interested in providing ways students, faculty, and staff can be engaged in a diversity of thought – and transform the world.

What Does Diversity & Inclusion Look Like?

We see diversity as an inclusive community of people with various human characteristics, abilities, beliefs, and world views, when combined challenges their peers to grow, learn and educate others. 

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff while promoting an inclusive college experience through groups, events, partnerships, celebrations, and education.  

We hope you'll join us in celebrating diversity at UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology.

UC Equity & Inclusion

The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential.

Resources

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology Staff Board advocates for all staff within our college, provides advice on staff matters to our Dean, and leads innovation across the University. Our mission is to:
 
  • Welcome, educate, and mentor new college staff members
  • Intentionally promote diversity and inclusion
  • Support, develop, and promote staff members and staff activities

Events and Announcements

The CECH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board presents a summer series of thought-provoking resources focused on spurring racial awareness, dialogue, and understanding. The time for change is now. It is our goal that these resources help us to move from the plight of unrest to a position of progress. Check back each week for updated resources from our weekly newsletter. 

In Case You Missed It

Join us on a virtual tour of issues regarding race, crime, justice, and reform as Dr. Robin Engel from the School of Criminal Justice interviews two prominent African American leaders from the Cincinnati community: The Honorable Judge John A. West (Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, retired) and Director S. Gregory Baker (Executive Director of Police Community Relations, retired). Judge West and Director Baker engage in an insightful conversation about their previous work, decades of experience, and current events. During this wide-ranging discussion, these three leaders converse openly about the realities surrounding police reform, prosecutorial and judicial discretion, specialty courts, grand juries, racial and ethnic disparities throughout the criminal justice system, violent crime, the needs of communities, and much more. Originally recorded for Dr. Engel’s CJ 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice course, she now provides an opportunity for our entire University community to hear the wisdom from our local leaders, as they share their lived experiences. View recording to learn more! 


Monthly Public Service Announcement

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/9ppTiyxFSs0?rel=0

Why DEI?

DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This is a monthly reminder brought to you by the CECH DEI Board encouraging you to explore a topic related to diversity, equity, and/or inclusion.

Diversity Matters Here at CECH

The Dean's Diversity Advisory Board wants to hear about opportunities to improve the college within the area of diversity and inclusion. All Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome to leave comments in the listening boxes as well as on the CECH Diversity Matters website. The listening boxes are located in Teachers-Dyer Complex 410 & 360. You can also fill out the form below, which is anonymous.