Diversity Equity and Inclusion

  • Welcome to the New A&F DEI Site!

    When we choose empathy and kindness, reject hate, and honor the rights, differences, and dignity of others, we are all WISER Together.

We Are WISER Together

In Administration and Finance, we identify ourselves through a diverse range of biological, emotional, spiritual, socioeconomic, and personality traits. We come from different places, have singular backgrounds, and identify in ways that are as unique as we are. We have lived experiences that are exclusive to who we are.

DIVERSITY | A robust mix of differences that includes race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, language, socioeconomic status, (dis)abilities, and job roles.

EQUITY | The desired outcome of change efforts to address historical and systemic disadvantage; the state of sociodemographic identities no longer predicts outcomes.

INCLUSION | The creation of an environment in which all people can thrive while feeling valued and respected for their uniqueness and individuality.

This tapestry of diversity shapes who we are, how we interact with our surroundings, and how we experience the world. It defines who we are and how we interact with our world.

As Administration and Finance community members, we are encouraged to demonstrate our commitment to our Guiding Principles: WISER.

W – Well-Being and Sustainability
I – Innovation and Discovery
S – Service Excellence and Accountability
E – Equity and Inclusion
R – Respect and Integrity

We center the values of equity and inclusion and encourage one another to choose empathy and kindness, reject hate, and honor the rights, differences, and dignity of others.

When we work and treat each other based on our Guiding Principles, we are WISER Together.


Programs and Initiatives

A quick link to the major initiatives from the A&F DEI department. 

Definition of Equity


Learn about the terms, terminology, and syntax of who we are and what we stand for. 

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Find the books, podcasts, and learn more about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UMB.