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Diversity and Inclusion

Exploring and celebrating my identity—and yours.

At DePauw, we are a community of students, faculty and staff from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. Creating a diverse and truly inclusive community calls on an entire campus --- students, faculty and staff at DePauw -- to shape this journey.

  • Our students hail from more than 40 nations around the globe, with international students making up approximately 10 percent of the student body
  • 19 percent of our student body is Pell eligible
  • 21 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color
  • 21 percent of DePauw's faculty is from a multicultural background 
  • 19 percent of our student body is First-Generation college students

With a long and proud history of diversity, DePauw advocates a college environment that explores differences. We embrace all demographics but diversity here goes far beyond that. Diversity extends to inclusion and the intentional interactions we have with people with life experiences distinct from our own. Our campus practices intercultural dialogue, celebrates different cultures and welcomes new ideas.   Valuing, respecting and engaging in difference makes DePauw and its students better citizens of the world.

“We aim to create a campus that encourages examination and dismantling of the historical, systemic and social barriers that inhibit inclusion and to respect and value the contribution of each person’s unique and multifaceted identity to the DePauw community. To reach these goals, DePauw aspires to provide a diverse and inclusive learning and living community that supports critical thinking and encourages all of its members to bring their own identities and life experiences to campus to engage actively, intentionally and respectfully with one another.” 2016-21 Campus Inclusion Plan.

Campus Commitment

At DePauw, students, faculty, and staff are shaping dialogue centered in the belief that only by understanding and embracing those whose life experiences are different than one's own can a community truly meet its aspirations.

Commitment to Students

DePauw is committed to supporting students in their intellectual and identity development. We promote intercultural dialogue, respect, inclusion and community. Our goal is to foster learning opportunities through engagement, advocacy, empowerment to assist in developing active citizens of the world who are skilled at engaging in dialogue and relationships with people who are different from themselves.