Diversity Committee


The College of Western Idaho is committed to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for the increasingly diverse backgrounds and beliefs of those who comprise the College community, as well as the larger community of which CWI is a part.

Mission: The committee for Inclusive Excellence works with students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners to ensure that CWI is recognized for utilizing our differences to stimulate and encourage social justice, multicultural competence, and effective and engaged citizenship.  We are committed to ensuring access and fair treatment to historically underrepresented populations, and promote policies, programs, and actions that cultivate habits of inclusivity and equity.

CWI Strategic Goals/Vision on Diversity:

  • Create a college that is welcoming to diverse populations
  • Hire and retain a diverse workforce
  • Create environments for student learning that are inclusive of and sensitive to a diverse student population
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive diversity/inclusion communications plan

Inclusive and Excellence committee:


Our Progress

The College of Western Idaho’s progress in making the campus more diverse and more inclusive began with CWI’s first offering of credit courses in January 2009.  Today, the college continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. We are committed to change, growth, and action that embraces diversity as an integral part of the educational experience, and of the community we create.