Diversity and Inclusivity

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East-West University strives to celebrate humanity in all its wondrous and complex variation. Because we value diversity, it is our mission to sustain a community where all may flourish, safe to embrace both shared experiences and differences. To this end, we treat all with respect and compassion. We respect, understand, and embrace the differences and similarities among our students, staff, faculty and the community we proudly serve. As a community, East-West University encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equal and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Chicago, Illinois, the nation, and the world. We seek to connect East-West University campus culture and behavior to our commitment to inclusivity and diversity by cultivating an environment of acceptance using open conversations to improve awareness and enhance harmonies and by hosting events and sponsoring activities that reflect our mission.

It is the policy of East-West University not to discriminate improperly against any matriculated student, employee or prospective employee on account of age, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or being differently abled. Such policy is in compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations. Inquiries concerning the application of any of these laws may be directed to the University Provost or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. for laws, such as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, administered by that department.