Office for Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Inclusive Excellence creates opportunities for all students to excel at Slippery Rock University and beyond. Grounded in the Social Change Model (Higher Education Research Institute, 1996) the office offers programs and opportunities designed to create productive campus citizens who can effectively work with others and bring about positive social change.

Our Mission

Specifically, the Office for Inclusive Excellence:

  • Provides mentoring and coaching designed to offer academic and social support, build individual capacity and self-efficacy, and connect students to the University community
  • Creates opportunities for all students to explore and celebrate cultures and identities in a safe and supportive atmosphere
  • Gives voice to the needs of students while teaching them to be positive advocates for change

In order to achieve this mission, the Office for Inclusive Excellence is established in an understanding of diversity that welcomes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions, spiritual traditions, socio-economic classes, and sexual orientations. Our goal is to practice inclusive excellence so that it is implemented and accomplished consistently throughout the institution.

The Office for Inclusive Excellence has four primary concentrations:

  • Jumpstart
  • Summer Bridge
  • HS Pipeline
  • Sophomore Initiatives
  • Transfer Initiatives
  • Multicultural Student Organizations
  • Informal Mentoring Activities
  • Student population workshops for faculty/staff (i.e., Safe Zones, Green Zones, etc.)
  • Addressing institutional barriers