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Office of Equity & Inclusion

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A Message from the Associate Provost for Campus Equity & Inclusion

Dear Drake Community,

Welcome to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  We are the focal point for diversity, equity and inclusive efforts on campus and in our community. My role is to help our campus live up to its Diversity Commitment by supporting and embracing all identities on campus and working towards systemic change that combats bias.

The development of the Office of Equity and Inclusion stems from the campus-wide climate assessment that our community participated in, in 2015. Results from the climate assessment revealed that we have a lot of work to do to make our campus a place for inclusive learning. Part of that work is communicated here on the OEI’s website, where you can keep up to date on current initiatives that the campus is undertaking.

I encourage you to explore the OEI’s website, where you will find a wealth of resources, information, and ways for you to get involved. This website is a portal into how we can strive to reach inclusive excellence here at Drake.


Erin Lain, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Campus Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Law
Drake University


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