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Transforming the University of South Dakota into an Inclusive Excellence institution

What is Inclusive Excellence?

Inclusive excellence (IE) is the recognition that an institution's success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni constituents. This comprehensive approach requires a fundamental transformation of the institution by embedding and practicing IE in every effort, aspect, and level of the university.

Inclusive Excellence and the AAC&U

Making excellence inclusive is the Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning. It is designed to help colleges and universities integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations. Read more about AAC&U's Initiative on Inclusive Excellence.

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Office for Diversity
Slagle Hall, Room 304
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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