Establishment of the Keio University Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
May 2, 2018
Keio University established the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on April 1, 2018 towards building an environment conducive to staff and faculty members and students of all ages cooperating and coexisting in a spirit of mutual respect and acceptance for one another’s individual personalities and various values, and to facilitate prompt responses to issues relating to welcoming diversity. This office, which reconsolidates and extensively builds upon the foundations of the Office of Gender Equality and the Barrier Free Committee, is a new organization that aims to spearhead the formation of a cooperative society in Japan through the promotion of projects concerned with work-life balance, barrier-free, and diversity.
In addition to fostering diversity, today there is an increasing focus on efforts to realize a cooperative society based on social inclusion, that is to say a society in which no one is isolated or excluded and in which each individual can realize their respective potential and support those around them as members of society. As a platform to share and disseminate a wide range of values, the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will promote institution-wide efforts, from the affiliated schools to the undergraduate faculties and graduate schools, aimed at realizing a cooperative society where people from different backgrounds and regardless of factors such as their age, sex, culture, race, beliefs, lifestyle choices, or nationalities, and whether or not they have disabilities or are LGBT, can respect and cooperate with each other as members of society, while spreading the know-how that Keio University has acquired towards this in its efforts to date.
Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org (Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)