Welcome to Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is a UW System planning process aimed at applying a set of tactics to achieve an integrated set of goals surrounding diversity. In particular, Inclusive Excellence

  • Employs a dual focus in diversity efforts, concentrating on both increasing compositional diversity and creating learning environments in which students of all backgrounds can thrive;
  • Requires a more comprehensive, widespread level of engagement and commitment ensuring that every student fulfills their educational potential;
  • Places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle around which institutional decisions are made;
  • Calls for a close attentiveness to the student experience itself including the impact of race and ethnicity, and the influence of physical ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic background, and first-generation status on their learning experiences; and
  • Demands that the ideals of diversity and excellence be pursued as the interconnected and interdependent goals they are.

UW-Stout is a community committed to this process, whose aim is to cultivate an environment fostering and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of university life. We value the diversity intrinsically and for the benefits it brings to our community. We are engaged in creating learning environments in which students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can thrive and fulfill their academic, personal, and professional potential in an increasingly diverse global environment.

The UW System and UW-Stout are inclusive of diversity in the areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Arrest or conviction record
  • Color
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic testing
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veterans' status or military membership
  • Mental disability
  • National origin
  • Physical disability
  • Political affiliation
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Religion or creed
  • Use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours