Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence at Sonoran

We define diversity as the extensive range of human experiences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, the variety of roles people occupy on campus, or your preferred style of communication, to name a few.

Equity is related to creating access to opportunities or resources in order to arrive at a fair solution in an imbalanced environment. People have different needs, life or social circumstances which can be addressed by providing adequate resources to reach a level outcome.

Inclusion is the standard of providing programs, policies and practices that address the diverse needs of members in the campus community. When we do this, people experience a sense of belonging and feel that they matter.
Inclusive Excellence is the standard set by an organization to intentionally integrate diversity, inclusion, and equity into its organizational pursuit of excellence.