Welcome to the Diversity Inventory Program or DIP for short, a searchable online database of UW–Madison diversity programs, activities, resources and research. As the direct fulfillment of Initiative 8 of the Diversity Framework, DIP is designed to help improve coordination, planning, and the visibility of activities at the university that focus on diversity, inclusion and climate.
INSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY
“Our commitment is to create an environment that engages “the whole person” in the service of learning, recognizing that individual differences should be considered foundational to our strength as a community, and at the core of our ability to be an innovative, creative, and adaptable institution preparing leaders for the 21st century. As such, this framework acknowledges areas of individual difference in personality; learning styles; life experiences; and group or social differences that may manifest through personality, learning styles, life experiences, and group or social differences. Our definition of diversity also incorporates differences of race and ethnicity; sex; gender, and gender identity or expression; age, sexual orientation; country of origin; language; disability; emotional health; socio-economic status; and affiliations that are based on cultural, political, religious, or other identities.”Forward Together, 2015