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Office of Educational Equity at University of Phoenix

Diversity is in our DNA. Acceptance and inclusion are always at the heart of what we do. That's why we take an active approach to raising cultural awareness, building key relationships and preparing students to be great citizens of the world.  


Educational Equity Webinar Series

Our webinars create a space for thought-provoking conversations about equity and inclusion in the classroom, workplace and community. We encourage inclusive leadership and promote greater unity. 

Creating a Supportive Network While Understanding the Diversity Within Indigenous Communities

This webinar explores a holistic approach on how to better serve and support the complex identities within indigenous communities.

There's no justice without disability

Leading Inclusively in Times of Crisis and Beyond

Healing Racism Beyond the Dialogue - What is Racism?


How we're making a difference

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We nurture cultural awareness, provide thought leadership and form community alliances to promote and sustain educational equity and diversity initiatives.

President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

This council develops and promotes strategies that foster a community of inclusion; value diversity of thought, experiences and culture; and lead to a sense of belonging for all.

Office of Educational Equity (OEE)

While creating a sense of belonging for all, we offer opportunities for professional development to support students, alumni, faculty and staff. Our objectives:

  • Student Experience and Belonging: Foster inclusive environments for continuous learning and development to increase community and belonging for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Culturally Responsive Practices: Support systems to be proactive, intentional and mindful to the needs of diverse students.
  • Building Community for Career Enhancement: Design and develop programming with support and resources to impact, motivate and equip students for the diverse workplace.

Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research

The research home for faculty, students and alumni interested in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in workplaces and communities of practice.

University of Phoenix Career Institute™

This institute addresses broad, persistent and systemic barriers to career advancement through research-based solutions and impactful alliances. 

Recognized Student Organizations

These organizations help students network, develop career endeavors, and acquire mentorship and interpersonal job-related skills. 

Tribal Operations Team

Our tribal operations team specializes in addressing the cultural needs of tribal students, their families and their communities.

Cultural Competence Taskforce

Our task force develops an integrated framework that fosters a more holistic approach to serving students of all backgrounds.

Inclusive Café

A virtual meeting place for faculty and staff where our community tackles tough conversations necessary for organizational and personal growth.

Inclusive Classroom Series

Produced and delivered by our faculty engagement and development team, this series provides real-world strategies for use around DEIB topics.

Employee Resource Groups

These employee-led, voluntary groups foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, increase employee engagement and support professional and personal growth.

Achieving My Purpose

We collaborate with this nonprofit organization to support its mission of informing, inspiring and empowering women to find their purpose. 

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

As part of our alliance with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we work with community leaders to conduct research on the economic impact of Hispanics in Arizona. 

Arizona Multicultural Educational Conference

We co-host an annual event that brings together educators, pre-service education majors, consultants and community members to promote multicultural teaching and learning.

Diversity Leadership Alliance

We take an active role in planning monthly workshops and the annual conference hosted by the Diversity Leadership Alliance, which provides a forum for diversity and inclusion dialogue. 

Jobs for Arizona's Graduates

University of Phoenix sponsors a high school student mentoring program where employee volunteers are paired with students to support them in considering college and career goals. 

Research and resources

Publications and DEIB resources

We publish diversity-related articles, present conference sessions, webinars and training events, and provide resources to the community. 

  1. Press releases and articles
  2. Publications
  3. Podcast
  4. DEIB resources

Celebrating student opportunities during National Career Development Month

Recognized Student Organizations play vital role in building career confidence. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion white paper

A guide to how companies are working to create effective DEI efforts. 

Moving beyond conversations to address systemic inequities

Actions speak louder than words where it comes to diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. 

Phoenix Scholar

A special edition of the Phoenix Scholar, focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Diversity matters, so make it a matter of business when going remote

April celebrates diversity and is a great time to recognize diversity within your organization.

100 Black Male Educators Speak Project

Achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce within P-12 education is critical. 

Episode 33: No Country for Black Men

Dr. Kimberly Underwood and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. talk about the lack of black male educators in American classrooms.

Racial Equity Tools

Resources for people who want to increase their understanding of racial justice. 

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America

Articles, videos, podcasts and more exploring the history of anti-black violence and inequality. 

Harvard Project Implicit®

High-impact research and information about bias and disparities. 

The urgency of intersectionality

Kimberlé Crenshaw explains intersectionality in a popular Ted Talk. 

What exactly is a microaggression?

Jenée Desmond-Harris explains microaggressions.