Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Students partake in color throwing and dance during the Holi festival of color, 2015.

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.

Inclusion Statement

Here in CECH, we seek to educate and develop engaged citizens, who will undoubtedly enrich our local community and global society. Whether those impacts are made in classrooms, communities, clinics, or in research, CECH is proud to be a space that encourages diversity in thought and experience.

Our college strives to be representative of all:

  • races,
  • color,
  • religion,
  • age,
  • political affiliation,
  • ethnicities,
  • gender identities,
  • socioeconomic status,
  • level of ability/disablity,
  • nationalities/country of origin/national origin,
  • marital or family status,
  • sexual orientations, or
  • veteran status.

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.   

Diversity & Inclusion at CECH

Students partake in color throwing and dance during the Holi festival of color, 2015.

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 is not about what you can learn in the classroom. It is about seeing the possibilities and sparking a new era of innovation and impact. Together, we are committed to creating a community built on equality and inclusion for all.

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.


CECH is Listening

The DEI Board wants to hear about opportunities to improve the college within the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial and social justice. All Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome to leave comments in the listening boxes and on the CECH Diversity Matters website. You can find the listening boxes in Teachers-Dyer Complex 410 & 360 or, you can also fill out the form below, which is anonymous.

Gold shield with text at the top that reads "INSIGHT. Into Diversity" in blue text. Across the center of the shield, a white banner contains the text "Diversity Champion". The bottom of the shield reads "2019" between two blue stars.