Office of Inclusive Excellence

OIE Group Picture of team

Photo of Inclusive Excellence Collective, July 2023.

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.

CECH invests in every student’s potential and supports them as they follow their passions. At CECH, we realize the impact our students have on our community and beyond. We aspire to empower our students and become future leaders of tomorrow. To us, education is not about what you can learn in the classroom; rather, the possibilities for sparking a new era of innovation and impact. Collectively, we are committed to creating a community built on equity, justice, culture, belonging and inclusion for all.


To transform CECH to a community of care that collectively centers and reflects equity and liberation.


To foster an ethos of cultural humility and facilitate a community of shared responsibility; amidst shaping and supporting equitable systems 

Our college strives to be representative of:

  • race, color, religious affiliation, age, political affiliation, ethnicity, gender identities, socioeconomic status, level of ability/disability, nationalities/country of origin/national origin, marital status, family status, relationship status, sexual orientations, veteran status, cognitive ability, physical appearance, social status, number of children, health status, generation, etc.

While we know this list is not complete, we are committed to being an inclusive environment and to developing the skills needed to transform the world.