At WashU IT we understand that equity, diversity, and inclusion are values that unite us as a team, enhance our work environment, and empower everyone to bring their best selves to work every day. Because of this awareness, we have formed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee to help us reflect and understand what we are doing well and what we can improve upon.

The Committee is dedicated to asking tough questions and seeking input from all members of WashU IT. Your insights will guide us as we move forward and ensure that we truly are a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work.

Mission Statement

WashU IT commits to providing leadership, engagement, and growth efforts within the organization to create a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected, the culture is diverse, and the climate is a safe workspace for all employees


  • Aligning with the University’s vision for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, we are working hard to build a framework for progress and a structure of support for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provide opportunities for training and engagement to broaden our understanding of EDI and support those in WashU IT.
  • Establish and implement a clear communications strategy to help teams collaborate and meet WashU IT EDI goals.
  • Provide data and tools to facilitate effective constructive dialog around EDI.
  • A successful solution will drive concrete action leading to a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.

Guiding Principles

Due to the challenging topics discussed, the EDI Committee created the following guiding principles to support healthy, respectful conversations within the group.

  • All voices are heard
  • Speak from personal experience
  • What’s said here stays here; what’s learned here leaves here
  • Listen to understand
  • Assume good intent
  • Teach, don’t preach
  • Be respectful

Key Terms

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

At WashU IT, we recognize and appreciate the distinct talents, experiences, and perspectives of each team member. We are committed to cultivating an environment that embraces and celebrates the richness of our collective backgrounds, driving innovation, and expanding problem-solving capabilities.

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

At WashU IT, we embrace the diversity of our team and acknowledge that every member has unique talents, experiences, and needs. We are committed to a just and respectful workplace in which all team members can thrive through access and opportunities.

Inclusion Statement

Inclusion Statement

At WashU IT, we intentionally cultivate an open-minded culture where understanding and opportunity prevail. We are committed to embracing the diversity of perspectives and experiences, empowering every team member to feel a sense of belonging and to feel valued for their unique voice, motivating innovation and problem-solving capabilities.

Variant- EDI Newsletter for WashU IT Staff

EDI Interviews with WashU IT Staff

To promote discussion and provide a glimpse into our colleagues’ experiences, the WashU IT Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee has interviewed several IT team members.



If you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, please contact the WUIT Human Resources Employee Relations team at Please refer to the Discrimination and Harassment policy for information about confidentiality.