DEI Strategic Plan

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan pertains to faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.


DEI Plans

Our strategic plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion includes objectives with associated recommended actions for achieving them. All strategic objectives are accompanied by measures of success that will be tracked over time, as well as descriptions of single- and multiple-year actions that will be taken to accomplish those objectives.

DEI 1.0 refers to the campus-wide DEI strategic plan that spanned the five-year period of 2016-2021. DEI 2.0 refers to the next campus-wide DEI strategic plan – viewed as the next major DEI campaign – set to launch in fall 2023 and extend to 2025. View the DEI 1.0 Summary.

DEI 2.0 Strategic Plan

Climate Survey

As part of the Strategic Plan, SMTD participated in a DEI Climate Survey. The purpose of this voluntary effort was to provide individual units with a way to measure their respective workplace climates in terms of DEI. Data for this effort were collected in partnership with the ADVANCE Program. The results were compiled by an independent research contractor, SoundRocket, to generate reports that are now being made available by the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This report represents the first of several efforts to better understand our climate and how it may be experienced by various groups. In addition to the full reports for Faculty, Staff, and Students, executive summaries provide an overview of key findings.

Share Your Voice

Your voice helps ensure that this plan continues to reflect our community. We urge all students, faculty, and staff to read the plan, respond to it and determine what you can do to improve DEI at SMTD. Each of us has a role to play in making our community better. Ultimately, we will be judged not by what we say, but what we do.

We welcome your comments and invite you to share them by contacting the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at [email protected].