Office of Diversity and Inclusion


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion appreciates the feedback it has received on its Inclusive Excellence Awards and will work to update the criteria for the honor moving forward. 

In these first two years of the awards in 2019 and 2021, the recipients have been selected based exclusively on the nominations submitted. We are working to revise the nomination and review process to be sure we take a comprehensive approach in selecting the recipients to ensure their bodies of work represent our diversity and inclusion values.

As an institution we are committed to promoting a campus environment where every member of the UToledo community feels included and respected. I will continue to do my best to acknowledge and facilitate respectful discussions that enable us all to grow and do better.

Dr. Willie McKether
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Building Community

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims help to ensure every member of the UToledo community feels included, respected and free from discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

As you explore our website, you will find helpful resources that fulfill UToledo's Strategic Diversity Plan. We look forward to adding many more diversity and inclusion tools for your use in the coming months, as well as supporting all members of UToledo campuses in ways that embrace the differences that make each of us unique.

Racial Equity at UToledo

We are committed to having a diverse, inclusive campus culture that is equitable for all faculty, staff and students. To help members of our campus community navigate the complexities associated with a welcoming and diverse campus community, this Racial Equity Suite was established to assist members of our campus community improve their interpersonal and professional cross-cultural skill sets and comfort level as they go about living and working in our multicultural society.

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UToledo welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national and international backgrounds. We have a compiled a list of resources for our DACA/Undocumented community.

Last Updated: 7/26/21