Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Mission of the Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is to provide leadership in creating equitable and inclusive learning and a working community where every person can thrive. Your voice, experiences, and thoughts strengthen and add value to the Arcadia community.  The Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OAEDI) is here to ensure you thrive in the Arcadia community.

Dr. McNeil Appointed AVP for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As part of Arcadia’s commitment and vision, the University is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela McNeil has been appointed the new Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion effective June 1.

Arcadia Offices Supporting AEDI Values and Initiatives

The Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion directly oversees the Office of Equity and Civil Rights/Title XI. Additionally, we partner closely with the following offices to offer and support programming and resources for our community. Find resources through other campus offices and programs to support your journey at Arcadia!

Learn about the work of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University.

The Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA)

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) works to energize and amplify faculty, staff, and student efforts to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies.

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring

The Office of Academic Development provides services and coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities.

Disability Support Services

The Division of Civic and Global Engagement is responsible for providing services to all international students and scholars with non-immigrant status (F-1/J-1 visa holders).

Division of Global and Civic Engagement

OECR is committed to promoting, supporting and providing resources to sustain a living, learning and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect where all members of the University community are valued.

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights

The purpose of the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education is to prevent incidents of sexual and gender-based violence and improve the University's response to such incidents.

The Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention & Education

OAEDI Supported Programming

Learn more about the University's progress with its Anti-Black Racism Initiatives.

Anti-Black Racism Initiatives

To help us deliver crucial AEDI changes to our community, our Liaisons will work to embed our efforts more broadly and deeply.

AEDI Liaisons

The Living Our Values Experience (LOVE) program brings students, faculty, and staff together to do anti-racist work and study and develop practices and interconnections between structural systems of discrimination and oppression, including bias, stereotype, prejudice, micro-aggressions, privilege, and power.

LOVE Pilot Program

Student Resources and Groups

Find resources about accessibility on Arcadia University's campus!

Accessibility On Campus

Addressing the nationwide lack of diversity and cultural competency in the teaching profession, Arcadia’s Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship prepares students to serve as classroom teachers, provide mentorship in diverse communities, and lead schools, programs, and educational opportunities geared toward social justice.

SAJE Fellowship Program

Learn about spiritual life organizations on Arcadia's campus and in the area.

Spiritual Life on Campus

Operational Goals

  • Build infrastructure to facilitate and maintain the sustainability of AEDI work
  • Build capacity for everyone to engage AEDI work through cultivating partnerships across campus
  • Utilize scholarship and evidence-based practices to provide leadership in advancing issues of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Review current assessments to make data-informed decisions in shaping policies and practices
  • Work with Senior Administrators to establish institutional accountability
  • Engage in efforts to ensure AEDI principles are embedded in the mission, vision, and policies of the University

We are the University's primary resource for providing opportunities for the training and development of faculty, staff and students to enhance awareness and appreciation for difference; and for assessing the campus climate. We will provide direct support and advocacy for African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+)  students, faculty, and staff.

Friday Forum: AEDI and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights – Nov 12, 2021

Vision

  • Partner with divisions and departments to advance AEDI efforts
  • Establish AEDI Liaisons Program
  • Coordinate campus-wide AEDI efforts
  • Support staff advisory and resource groups
  • Provide cultural programming and leadership training
  • Institutionalize Support for Affinity Student Group Organizations
  • Highlight progress made in AEDI efforts across campus

AEDI Events

17
May

Campus-Wide

20th Annual ALANA and International Students Graduation Ceremony

Campus-Wide

20th Annual ALANA and International Students Graduation Ceremony

May 17, 2022

6:00pm to 8:00pm

University Commons
Great Room

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Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Grey Towers Castle, Room 102
215-517- 2657 or 215-572-2960

aedi@arcadia.edu

Angela S. McNeil D.A., MFT

Assistant Vice President of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sarah L. Marsh

Program Coordinator