Diversity and Inclusion

Mindful of our world's history and of our hopes for the future, Drake strives to welcome, include and empower students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds. We want all campus members to feel that they belong at Drake and that Drake belongs to them. We work to create an environment in which differences are valued as a source of knowledge and enrichment. We all have a lot to learn from each other. Making this aspiration a reality is the responsibility of all of us.

Drake celebrates both the identities that make each of us unique and the common interests and values that bring us all together. Our world needs educated, engaged citizens who understand both their own and others' perspectives and who actively work to solve problems collaboratively. A Drake education is intended to help students see themselves as members of multiple, diverse communities, from the local to the global, and to know how to interact thoughtfully with people from different backgrounds.

This website is intended to serve as a resource for you in finding the information you need or the people you want to get to know.



            The A&S Diversity Committee

            Drake Diversity Policies

            Curricular Programs

            Co-Curricular Programs

            Resources for Students

            Resources for Faculty

            Resources for Staff

A&S News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.