Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion

Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion (IOI) is closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely and available to assist faculty, staff, and students. Please reach out directly for any assistance, or visit us during our weekly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultation hours for support in thinking through practices to support greater equity and inclusion in your organization, unit, or area.

Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion (IOI) along with the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) stands in solidarity with Asian and Asian American communities including UA students, staff, and faculty against any form of racism and discrimination related to COVID-19.  

Initiatives for Organizational Change (IOI) also recognizes and publicly condemns the violent racial injustices directed at the Black community in this country and internationally. We stand in solidarity with those in mourning, those who are working through the wide range of emotions arising from the many Black lives unnecessarily lost as a result of violent and deeply entrenched systemic racism, and those engaged in movements that continue to challenge white supremacy and work toward making true liberation, equity, inclusivity, and belonging a reality for all historically marginalized communities. 

If you are affected by racially based harassment or bias incidents, please document them through the Bias Education & Support Team (BEST) Referral Process. If you have questions about BEST, or would like to discuss your experiences, feel free to contact us at

About IOI

Inclusive Excellence — the systemic, institutional, cultural transformation approach to campus diversity — is designed to engage the rich array of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the work of embedding diversity and inclusiveness throughout the University of Arizona. The goal is to create an engaged university that creates a welcoming campus climate that capitalizes on diversity.

Inclusive Excellence is defined as a strategy for transforming the University of Arizona into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one and the same, makes inclusiveness ubiquitous, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Land Acknowledgement Statement

The University of Arizona sits on the original homelands of indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. Aligning with the university’s core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up the Wildcat community. At the institutional level, it is important to be proactive in broadening awareness throughout campus to ensure our students feel represented and valued.