Mission & Vision
The mission of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) is to advance American University’s commitment to respecting & valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, the center is dedicated to:
- Enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women’s experiences on campus;
- Promoting student retention, graduation, and academic achievement;
- Collaborating with campus partners, in particular those that work with international students, students with disabilities and students with active religious affiliations to create a safe, supportive & empowering community for all, regardless of identity.
We envision an American University where people of all identities & experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the community and where equitable treatment and outcomes prevail.