Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Towards sustainable equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice for all.
The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (OJEDI) shares Ed&IS’ commitment to combat inequities and racism. In order to fulfill our purpose and live our values, we aim to make our commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion evident in our mission, vision, organizational structures, policies, and practices. We are accountable to each other and transparent in our pursuit of equity. We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all members in our Ed&IS community.
Voices in Our Community
Creating a Culture of Advocacy and Accountability
The UCLA School of Education & Information Studies is dedicated to creating an institutional culture of advocacy and accountability; one that is in line with UCLA Ed&IS' commitment to scholarly rigor, social justice, inclusiveness, and democratic practice. This institutional imperative requires that we not only instill these values in our teaching and learning, but in our organizational practices as well.
The reality is that, despite our best intentions, maintaining the highest level of institutional quality and support is an aspirational ideal to strive and constantly improve. There will always be moments in which an organization will fall short of its goals. And no matter how good an organization we’ve created at UCLA Ed&IS, we can, and should, always strive for continual self-reflection and improvement, particularly in providing a welcoming and supportive intellectual and professional environment for all UCLA Ed&IS students, staff, and faculty.
What we cannot tolerate are acts of hostility and bias that disrupt a person’s ability to fully and safely participate in the scholarly and professional work of our community. Hostile acts are understood as any demeaning, derogatory or otherwise offensive behavior directed toward any individual on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or other group characteristics. Such behavior runs contradictory to the institutional values that matter most to us as UCLA Ed&IS community members.
If you have experienced or witnessed acts of discrimination, we have put together a guide to help you find the appropriate office and contact information.
EDI Campus Resources
Know: A clearinghouse for helpful facts and resources on various pressing subjects.
Principles Against Intolerance: An inventory of EDI’s efforts to promote the Principles Against Intolerance and the institutional values they express.