Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The King's University strives to ensure that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is fostered in all areas of the institution and in every facet of decision making. King's desires to build and maintain a welcoming, equal-opportunity environment for all and seeks to ensure that all students and employees feel safe, valued, and empowered as important members of our community.

This Spring, utilizing the EDI Task Force data, promising practice, and King’s foundation as a Christian University, a DEIB Action Plan was developed. The Pathway to Belonging: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging on King’s Campus outlines an institutional framework along seven components that will move King’s to greater diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Recent EDI Actions

Actions Completed:

  • Revision of King’s Land Acknowledgment approved May 2023.
  • EDI Training for all faculty and staff August/September.
  • Incorporation of mandatory EDI Training for new hires through HR Downloads.
  • Implementation of Interviewer Bias training for all employees that hire.
  • Approval of the Pathway to Belonging at the President’s Council on September 7, 2023.
  • Emailing important cultural and religious dates for the next month to Staff and Faculty.
  • Compensation review and Job evaluations.
  • Creation of anonymous mailbox outside Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’s office.
  • Revision of Student Accommodation Policy.
  • Revising policies and procedures for equity and inclusion.
  • Focus Group with sexual and gender minorities to assess student needs.

Actions In Progress:

  • President struck a People as Priority Guiding Coalition.
  • Inclusive Excellence-Working with Faculty on decolonizing curriculum and ensuring all students are included.
  • Needs Assessment on Institutional Gaps on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research study.
  • Developing a policy review tool that employees can use to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion when creating or revising policy.
  • Welcome Around the World Art Installation in the library.

Committed to equity, access, and opportunity.