Diversity Initiative

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Diversity Definition

For purposes of developing Western's Diversity Initiative, aimed at recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce, diversity is broadly defined:

In terms of building an inclusive campus community, the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing individual differences. In includes the legally protected categories such as race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, and veteran's status. The definition goes beyond this to include socio-economic status, political ideology and life experiences. Marilyn Loden, nationally recognized diversity consultant and author of, Implementing Diversity (McGraw Hill Publishing, 1996) provides a helpful "Diversity Wheel" (see PDF for graph).

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