Office of Diversity and Inclusion

We work to make all students enjoy a living and learning environment in which they can thrive and prepare for the brightest futures.

Dedman College is committed to advancing the University Strategic Plan’s goals regarding diversity, the Black University Forum Action Plan, and University Moving Forward Together Plan in the mission to help our campus become a more welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment for all its members. 

Our work is centered on the following values:


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Care and Compassion

Care and compassion characterize our curricular and co curricular programs and activities.
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We must be committed to building and sustaining a community that embraces diversity and fosters a climate where equity and respect are inherent.
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We must confront discriminatory behaviors and work to eliminate structural inequalities.
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Every person within Dedman College and at SMU should feel as though they belong.