Inclusive Excellence = Smarter + Happier
At UW-L, Inclusive Excellence is our active, intentional, and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.
Inclusive means everyone. The range of perspectives an instructor can bring to bear on an issue in a course can be many and varied. Solving the complex problems of the modern world works better when we bring a broad range of experiences, perceptions, skills, and knowledge to bear. When we work together across differences with respect for one another and focus on finding the best solution, our solutions are more likely to work.
Engaging diversity lifts all boats. And the types of learning you gain through engaging diversity in college will stay with you into the next stage of your life, whatever you choose to do.
Learning in an environment intentionally designed to bring diversity into consideration does much more than just improve our awareness of diversity issues. Studies show that such environments enhance everyone's ability to think critically and to tackle complex problems. At UW-L, this includes:
Studies show that students who engage actively in diverse college environments are more satisfied with their college experience, possess stronger leadership skills, and are more likely to complete their degrees. At UW-L, this includes: