Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Upcoming DEI Events
Just as you are.
We invite you to join us as we band together across our campuses to ensure all DU community members have equal and fair access to all opportunities and to dismantle discrimination of any kind, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, national origin, physical ability, age, religious affiliation, or veteran status.
Be part of global acceptance.
We invite you to gain understanding and increase your diversity skills! Join other Davenport students and faculty who want to be diversity innovators by checking out activities and sharing your ideas.
- Participate in Cultural Engagement Events and Observances
- Develop New Programs
- Serve on the DEI Council
- Strengthen your global and intercultural competency by participating in trainings
Hispanic Advocate Award
Excellence in Diversity Award
Davenport University has been recognized as a 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. This prestigious honor is awarded " based on [the] institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and includes all aspects of diversity including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community."
2016 Diversity Award
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Diversity Visionary Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for their exemplary efforts, advancements and contributions to ensure diversity, inclusion and equity within their own institution or community. In 2014, Davenport University was one of two finalists for this competitive award. In 2016, Davenport University was the recipient of this prestigious award. Watch this video to learn more about our DEI approach.
In April 2016, Davenport University achieved Level I Partner Designation designation regcognizing "the contribution and the commitment the University has given to understanding the significance of racial justice in the workplace" and the University's efforts to become a racism-free community.