Diversity & Inclusion

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Hispanic dancers
Native American lecture

Upcoming Events:

Check below to find ongoing events that occur regularly throughout the year.

Ongoing Events

College of Western Idaho (CWI) strives to create a campus community with a richly diverse intellectual and social environment where opportunity, equity and protection are afforded to all.

Committed to diversity through educating, training, and employing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, CWI places human rights, access, inclusion, and student success at the top of our list of priorities. Since its founding, the College has embodied a culture that encourages full participation of all members of our campus community. CWI envisions a college committed to building a learning community of excellence through the affirmation of difference. This keeps us at the leading edge in education and helps sustain the social fabric of the communities we serve.

Inclusive Excellence

CWI will embrace the strengths created through diversity and will adopt and promote inclusiveness in its practices.

  • A student body and faculty that mirrors the community’s diversity of people and talents
  • A respectful culture that promotes inclusivity and belonging and provides a safe learning community honoring diverse perspectives and ideas
  • Effectiveness in telling the College’s stories and avidly promoting the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and communities.

Inclusive Excellence 

Ted Talk Videos

Some Ted Talks you might find interesting.

The Stand for Self-Love by Amy Pence Brown as seen at TedX Boise

On Diversity: Access Ain't Inclusion by Anthony Jack

Questions, Comments, Learn More

If you have questions, comments, or would like to learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Committee, please feel free to email us below.

Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment, including all forms of sexual misconduct, should contact the Title IX Coordinator at respectfulcommunity@cwi.edu, or anonymously through the CWI Ethics Hotline