Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Bryant University is a world-class institution dedicated to inclusion in all aspects of teaching, learning and living harmoniously in a shared scholarly environment.

About the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (IDEI) focuses on campus-wide strategic initiatives to create and maintain an inclusive and equitable community. IDEI works with every divisional leader to align university efforts and oversees the work of the Council for Inclusive Excellence and the Student Advisory Board for Inclusive Excellence.

Institutional Commitment to Inclusion

Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined by its intellectual endeavors and the diversity of its campus community. We encourage members of our community to be open-minded, critical thinkers who possess the courage and patience to grow in their understanding of differences. Doing so on a personal level reaffirms the critical role that divergent voices play in making Bryant University a world-class institution dedicated to inclusion in all aspects of teaching, learning and living harmoniously in a shared scholarly environment.

The Council for Inclusive Excellence brings together members from every division to help create a more inclusive environment at Bryant University. The council is responsible for recommending and coordinating inclusive efforts broadly including training, programming and assessment. The council works collaboratively with other campus entities to develop a campus environment that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for faculty, staff and students.

The Student Advisory Board for Inclusive Excellence ensures that student voices are always present in the planning and execution of diversity efforts. The board consists of undergraduate students of various backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. The board helps to inform diversity, equity and inclusion practices, priorities and accountability for access and inclusion for students at Bryant University.

The Council for Inclusive Excellence has established a mini-grant program for innovative projects and programs that cultivate practices of diversity and inclusion at Bryant University. The Council seeks to support community focused programs that provide spaces for dialogue and an exchange of perspectives between students, faculty and staff, and that have lasting impact on our shared experiences. To learn more or submit a proposal, click here.

Inspiring Bryant

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Kevin K. Martins, Ed.D

Assistant VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Dr. Martins leads the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and works with President Gittell and the President’s Cabinet on strategic planning and coordination of campus-wide diversity initiatives.

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