Committed to 包容

We drive 包容 and belonging to achieve innovation, 股本, and excellence in the global community. We achieve this by focusing on three commitments highlighted below.


Drive 包容 and belonging

We foster and sustain a diverse campus, inclusive climate, and strong internal and external community relations.
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Unleash inclusive leaders and teams

We strengthen institutional learning, 教育, 服务, and scholarship for success in the global community.

Expand 股本 and success

We improve access, 股本, and success by closing 股本 gaps and eliminating structural barriers, especially for historically underrepresented and marginalized community members.
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Office of Diversity, Equity & 包容

Luis Sotelo, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and 包容

Leah Cech, DEI Program Coordinator


Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Religious and Spiritual Life provides resources and connections for those of all religious, 世俗的, and spiritual 身份 among our students, 教师, 和工作人员. We also recognize an individual's additional diverse 身份 that may play a role in how they seek spiritual growth and a religious community. Our office is here to engage with you on all religious, 世俗的 and spiritual questions and to help you make connections in our communities. We can also refer you to one-on-one connections in our communities or for one-on-one sessions with a Spiritual Director.

Leah Cech, Director

Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Edu猫ion (CAPE) Project

The CAPE Project for 澳门威尼斯人网址 will shift campus and community social norms to increase trauma-informed networks of support for survivors of interpersonal violence while decreasing incidents of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking through inclusive prevention and 教育 programs.

Get in touch with CAPE Project:

Office of Veteran and Military Services

Assimilating to college life can be difficult, especially after serving in the armed 服务s. Our Office of Veteran and Military Services serves as a resources to our military-connected students to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

Catherine Archie-Johnson, Interim Director


Nexus Center for Inclusive Excellence

The Nexus Center serves as the home of the DEI Division offices. We’d love for you to drop by and visit us on the lower level of Perry Campus Center.

Additional DEI resources

Whether you’re looking for guidance on policies and procedures or need to report an incident, we’re compiled some helpful resources for you all in one place.


Get connected with a diversity, 股本 and 包容 speaker for your next training or 教育al event.
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Community partnerships

We’re committed to partnering with leaders and organizations across the state to drive diversity, 股本, 包容, 和参与. With community, we accomplish remarkable things.

教师 和工作人员 包容 network

The 包容 network helps 教师 和工作人员 connect socially with shared interests, 背景, 身份, or pursuits and celebrate diversity to foster belonging.
教师 and 工作人员 Networking
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Student affinity groups

Identity-based groups center on shared 身份 around race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, international experience, military/veteran status, and religious beliefs and values.

Inclusive scholars

A scholarship and cohort-based experience of undergraduate residential students learning and growing together as the next generation of inclusive scholars and leaders.
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Inclusive excellence leadership

We cultivate inclusive leadership within Nebraska’s rural nonprofit organizations, empowering participants to unleash meaningful change within their communities and organizations.