Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Our Commitment to DEI

The School of Theatre has identified diversity, equity, inclusion and access as core values of our school and strive to build and sustain a community that honors the experience, perspectives, and unique identities of our students, faculty, staff, guest artists, and audiences. We understand the intersectional nature of our work and our world and celebrate the rich perspectives we attain in community with one another.
We work to dismantle inherited structures of systemic racism and oppression while challenging silence and inaction which allow oppression to continue in ways that impact every facet of our operation and every person who participates in them.  We are committed to an ongoing evaluation of policies, practices, curriculum, and culture to eliminate barriers rooted in white supremacist culture, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, LGBTQIA+ phobia, intolerance based on religion or on national origin, and all forms of bias.

Alliance for the Future Taskforce

The School of Theatre has established the Alliance for the Future: Dismantling Bias and Racism in the School of Theatre Task Force to develop a deliberate and definable action plan to advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as strategic priorities within the School of Theatre. The Task Force will use a transparent and inclusive process to engage all members of the School of Theatre community to create an infrastructure which embeds the values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all organizational activities, policies and processes. The action plan will support systemic change which is both sustainable and promotes a system of shared accountability to create a culture of racial equity, inclusion and justice within the School of Theatre.