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CIT Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

In Computing & Information Technology, we advocate DEI practices by:

  • Bringing sustained, intentional effort to this essential work and integrating it into all aspects of our department
  • Providing an inclusive work environment where all members of CIT can thrive and learn from each other
  • Ensuring equitable treatment, promoting access to opportunity and advancement, and removing barriers to success
  • Embracing diversity and perspectives that support a culture of trust and accountability
  • Building a diverse workforce that cultivates excellence, collaboration, and innovation
  • Establishing search committees that are diverse and inclusive in their demographics, characteristics, and expertise
  • Advertising employment opportunities using inclusive language to diverse populations
  • Promoting participation in professional development and learning opportunities in racial justice topics 
  • Demonstrating our commitment within the higher education IT community

Initiatives

  • Double our participation in the Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate  (ACCC) program. 
  • 100% compliance with Safe Zone training
  • Review and correct the language used within Self Help documentation to ensure language appropriate for a campus prioritizing DEI issues.
  • Expand advertising for student employment opportunities to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students.
  • Establish a connection and regular meetings with the Student Association (SA) focused on DEI issues to determine how CIT can improve services.
  • Analyze MISO survey data to understand how racial and gender identity information impacts community experiences with our services.
  • Participate in the Educause CIO’s Commitment on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.