Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As one of our core values, we create and nurture a diverse and inclusive community demonstrated through our thoughts, words and actions. We value and respect the unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences every individual has to offer.

Centers, Services & Programs

In our commitment to upholding the values of diversity, equity and inclusion, these centers and programs serve as beacons of empowerment, education and advocacy.

DEI in the Classroom & on Campus

We believe a diverse and inclusive learning environment is fundamental to academic excellence and preparing students to be part of a global community. Learn more about how DEI principles are woven into our culture both in the classroom and on the campus.
  • DEI Course Offerings

    General Education courses at the College of Charleston intentionally engage students with the concept of diversity. Courses may range from art and religion to film and philosophy to sport and sociology. The definition, contexts and relevant content may change from course to course. However, in each course, students discuss diversity and consider how these ideas can be applied outside the classroom.

    Majors & Minors
    Diversity, equity and inclusion play a critical role in the classrooms of every major, minor and academic program on campus. A few examples include: 

    • Neuroscience students have used brain imaging techniques to examine how social categories of race and ethnicity are processed, evaluated and incorporated in decision-making.
    • Women's and Gender Studies students explore intersectionality as a lens to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Accounting majors learn how social responsibility is an integral component of becoming a CPA.
  • More Student Resources

    DiversityEDU (student module)

    DiversityEDU examines topics such as defining diversity, engaging comfortably with difference, examining assumptions, searching for similarities and the impact of microaggressions.

    Multicultural Student Programs & Services

    The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services provides advocacy, support services and culturally based programs to educate students on diversity and multiculturalism while empowering them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.



  • Faculty Resources

    DiversityEDU (faculty module)

    A research based diversity learning module for faculty and staff to learn how to engage with diversity, intervene during a microaggression and use accurate diversity terminology.

    LibGuide on Teaching Race, Equity and Inclusion

    eBooks and resource recommendations from your College of Charleston colleagues.