ACUI is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion throughout the Association. Whether through our core values, our strategy to continuously improve, or the related tools and resources, we strive to take a proactive approach that involves increasing competence, compliance, dignity, organizational development, and social justice.

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ACUI's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

ACUI provides programs and services that actively affirm, embrace, and infuse multiple systems, values, and cultures.

Driven by principles of mutual respect, common purpose, and equity for all persons, the Association is committed to creating and maintaining a sense of community and inclusion for all its constituents and raising awareness regarding issues of oppression. 

Our goal is to enhance the state of inclusiveness within the Association by engaging in ongoing processes:

  • Systemic acts of inclusion and social justice at all levels of the Association.
  • Purposeful and authentic communication, informed by our core competencies.
  • Continuous reexamination of structures, programs, and services for inclusiveness.
  • Education and experiences that enhance participants’ intercultural proficiency.

ACUI values diversity, including that of race, color, religion, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, veteran status, age, national origin, culture, appearance, generation, caste/class, ancestry, political beliefs, education, job function, and institution type, and does not engage in or tolerate discrimination in any of its activities or operations. Accordingly, all who are involved in the Association as volunteers, employees or guests of the organization, shall use practices and modes of communication reflective of this commitment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy

ACUI focuses its strategic efforts on advancement in the areas of:

Workforce

ACUI seeks to enhance the diversity apparent in and equitable practices related to its existing staff and volunteer workforce while also building a workforce with expertise and responsibility for diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Communication

ACUI seeks to broaden awareness around diversity and inclusion as well as examine standards and commitments to authentically address issues as they arise.

Education

ACUI seeks to increase the content it offers related to social justice throughout all its educational programs and resources.

 

Additionally, assessment measures and an emphasis on active dialogue are woven throughout the Association's strategic plan.

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Get Involved

Want to know more? Contact ACUI's senior diversity officer Elizabeth Beltramini or connect with your regional inclusivity coordinator.

Nondiscrimination

ACUI values diversity, including that of race, color, religion, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, veteran status, age, national origin, culture, appearance, generation, caste/class, ancestry, political beliefs, education, job function, and institution type, and does not engage in or tolerate discrimination in any of its activities or operations.

This commitment is included as part of ACUI business relationships, event locations, and staff and volunteer expectations.

Discrimination in any of ACUI’s activities or operations will not be tolerated and should be reported to acui@acui.org.