Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI commitment statement

All UWHIRES job postings include the following institutional diversity commitment statement:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Department diversity commitment statements

In addition to the UW’s institutional diversity commitment statement, hiring managers can work with their recruiter or employment specialist to add diversity statements specific to their department, Here are some examples:

Each member of the department/school is committed to working to build and sustain and equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the development of all of our students, staff, and faculty in our department.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Diversity is a core value at University of Washington and in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Leadership, staff, and faculty have identified Equity and Social Justice as the core values for the school/department. We believe the quality of these values are enhanced and strengthened by working and learning from people with diverse experiences from all over the world. Our goal is not only advance equity and justice at the University Washington, but to improve equity and justice on a global scale.

DEI definitions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just a phrase; each word speaks to distinct values. In having conversations with candidates, it is helpful to purposefully provide definitions for diversity, equity and inclusion allowing for a thoughtful  conversation.

Diversity: The representation of different and unique identities, characteristics, experiences and perspectives.

Equity: Giving everyone what they need to succeed by increasing access, resources, and opportunities for all; especially for those who are underrepresented and have been historically disadvantaged.

Inclusion: A welcoming culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone is valued, respected, and able to reach their full potential.