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“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.”
Cesar Chavez

“Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it's covered;
For inside those tattered pages, There's a lot to be discovered”
Stephen Cosgrove

“I can imagine nothing more terrifying than an eternity filled with men who were all the same. The only thing which has made life bearable…has been the diversity of creatures on the surface of the globe.”
T.H. White, The Book of Merlyn

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr

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CWI strives to create a campus community with a richly diverse intellectual and social environment where opportunity, equity and protection are afforded to all.

College of Western Idaho is committed to diversity through educating, training, and employing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We place human rights, access, inclusion, and student success at the top of our list of priorities. Since its founding, the College has embodied a culture that encourages full participation of all members of our campus community. CWI envisions a college committed to building a learning community of excellence through the affirmation of difference. This keeps us at the leading edge in education and helps sustain the social fabric of the communities we serve.

Inclusive Excellence

CWI will embrace the strengths created through diversity and will adopt and promote inclusiveness in its practices.

  • A student body and faculty that mirrors the community’s diversity of people and talents
  • A respectful culture that promotes inclusivity and belonging and provides a safe learning community honoring diverse perspectives and ideas
  • Effectiveness in telling the College’s stories and avidly promoting the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and communities.

If you have questions, comments, or would like to learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Committee, please feel free to email us below.

Employees and students who believe they have been a victim of discrimination or sexual harassment, including all forms of sexual misconduct, should contact the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected], or anonymously through the CWI Ethics Hotline