Equity Office

Equity Office
Equity Office

Statements of Inclusion

As leaders and educators, it is important to ensure that we set an inclusive tone for our learning environments. This allows students to understand what is expected of them within the classroom and creates spaces of open dialogue that are respectful and welcoming of a diversity of perspectives and experiences.

As such, we recommend having statements on your syllabus that discuss the expectations of the classroom environment.


In this class I will work to promote an anti-discriminatory environment where everyone feels respected, valued and welcome. It is my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of the diversity of students and experiences in this classroom. Students in this class are encouraged to speak up and participate during class meetings. Because the class will represent a diversity of individuals, beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, every member of this class must show respect for every other member of this class.


Sample Statement