Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Graduating student and family member posing for cell phone photo

Lead in building a more diverse and inclusive community


To truly engage with the community, CLA must be a reflection of that community. To make better decisions and to be first-rate in research, we need diverse perspectives.

John Coleman, dean

Our goal is for CLA to be a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That’s why we’re increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints—so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences.

Land of 10,000 Perspectives

Portrait of Karen Ho

How does contemporary capitalism shape inequalities? How have corporations transformed in the past few decades? What anthropological tools are used to unpack social and economic hierarchies of power? 

These are the questions that associate professor Karen Ho has aimed to answer through her anthropological research on finance and her work with the College of Liberal Arts’ Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS).

Read her story