Our Mission

The Office for Equity & Inclusion provides leadership and guidance to address systemic inequities for all members of the Wesleyan community. Our culture of inquiry approach to enhancing the educational living and learning experience is designed to promote a healthy, thriving campus climate and a community of excellence predicated on respect for others.

What We Do

  • We believe an equitable and inclusive education is transformative.
  • We act in a transparent manner, with respect for the knowledge and experience of others.
  • We selflessly serve and live our values together with students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders to develop and support a community of inclusion.

Inquiry Based Research (including committee involvement and reports; links to articles)

Education (including partnerships and associations)

Services (including announcements about educational and career opportunities)

Equity & Inclusion


Upcoming Events

Mar 30

Asian Student Conference (sponsored College of East Asian Studies)

02:45 am

Inside/Outside: The Changing Boundaries of Asia and Asian America in a Globalized Yet Divided World 2:45-4:15 Faculty/staff panel and roundtable Long Bui (American Studies), Takeshi Watanabe (East Asian Studies), Abbie Boggs (Sociology), Kia Lor (Center for Global Studies) and many more! 4:30-6 Student break-out sessions discussing conference themes and topicsin four languages (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and English) led by faculty/staff/student leaders 6:15-7:30 Free dinner for all participants The venue is Beckham hall for the entire event

Apr 13

Juana Maria Rodriguez- Speaking, Seeing, Sensing, Sexilio

04:30 pm

On Thursday April 13 th Juana Maria Rodriguez will be coming to campus to give a public lecture at 4:30 in Russell House. The lecture is titled "Speaking, Seeing, Sensing Sexilo" and investigates how visual documentation transforms our affective encounters with Latina sexualized embodiment. Using the biographical archives of a San Francisco transgender activist, Adela Vazquez, it asks what does seeing tell us about the subjective experiences of the life stories we encounter textually? And how does the embodied presence of the speaking subject of auto/biography hover over captured visual depictions of their lives? Rodriguez is a leading scholar in the fields of Queer Studies and Latinx Studies, Professor of Gender and Womens Studies at UC Berkeley, and the author of two acclaimed books, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings and Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (from experience, both books teach well and already many of our students are looking forward to her visit).Rodriguezs scholarship focuses on critical race theory, Caribbean studies, sexuality studies, and queer activism in an American and transnational context.