75年前， Roosevelt University was born when a visionary leader and 62 faculty members had the guts to go against the norms of exclusion in favor of inclusion. They went against the discriminatory practices of higher education in 1945. When asked to limit access because of race, religion and gender, 他们只是说, “We don’t count that way.” Our history is grounded in courage, acceptance and a commitment to social justice.
Roosevelt’s institutional culture, mission and current strategic plan stem from this commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access on which the university was founded. The university has championed social and racial justice since its beginnings and continues in this spirit today. Roosevelt’s view of justice is based in a belief that fairness, 诚实, 完整性, 股本, and critical agency should resonate throughout every institution within a civil society.
Diversity, 股本 and inclusion are constant themes throughout everything that happens at Roosevelt. Browse our recent news stories for a glimpse into DEI in action at the University.