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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Reed College of Media believes in and takes action to further the University’s commitment to excellence in equity, inclusion and diversity in recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff. As members of a land-grant institution that seeks to extend knowledge and to serve the people of West Virginia, we in the Reed College of Media actively embrace and propound inclusive excellence to strengthen and diversify our teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

We emphasize a shared responsibility for fostering a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of all races, genders, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, geographical origin and physical abilities, and to express their culture, experience and perspectives through the art and science of journalistic storytelling.

Through its curriculum, service, faculty and student scholarship and media, the College is committed to presenting diverse viewpoints to a general audience and to seeking and maintaining ties to a range of diverse sources. In public relations and advertising, the college considers excellence in campaigns to representing and communicating with diverse clients and audiences. In news storytelling, excellence is equated with the ability to produce stories for and about a wide range of communities and audiences, and exploring new forms of media technology that empower and drive inclusion and equity for under-represented groups.