Institutional Inclusion

We all belong at Carroll.

Inclusion is a shared celebration of diversity, dignity and belonging. For our campus community to thrive, inclusion must be thoughtful, intersectional and proactive.

We promote justice at Carroll.

We are committed to identifying and employing intentional and systemic strategies to dismantle oppressive structures and biases that continue to marginalize historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

We value the experiences and expertise of our community at Carroll.

We are a community of learners committed to growing and evolving together. We understand that our success depends on how we recognize, embrace, and value the perspectives and traditions of our community and its members—past, present, and future.

As part of our commitment to institutional inclusion:

Programming, Workshops & Events

Fall 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

In alignment with our institutional commitment to providing ongoing, innovative, and transformative DEI training and learning experiences, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partnered with Academic Affairs to host Carroll University’s Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, on February 24–27, 2020. The summit was held across campus, offering various modes of engagement, including lunch and learn sessions, interactive workshops and literature circles. A wide array topics, from utilizing intercultural and social justice frames to advocacy to engaging challenging dynamics in the classroom, were featured.

This year’s summit will be held virtually on October 26-30, 2020, during the celebration of Global Diversity Awareness Month and LGBTQIA History Month. Summit sessions will center on three focal areas:

Learn more and RSVP!

For questions please contact Vanessa Perez Topczweski, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Campus Equity Reporting

Carroll University is committed to cultivating and sustaining a safe, welcoming, and inclusive living and learning environment for every member of our campus community. The Campus Equity Response Protocol advances this commitment through the support and education of students, faculty and staff. The protocol provides a mechanism by which individuals may report incidents of real or perceived bias, exclusion, or inequity and seek support through campus resources in addressing those concerns. The protocol further allows the university to observe and assess campus culture with an aim of making systemic changes and educational efforts that will promote inclusion, understanding, and the Carroll University Ethos of respect, integrity and stewardship.

The Campus Equity Protocol applies to reports made by Carroll University students, faculty, staff and guests. A campus equity concern is an act motivated, in whole or in part, by the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. A campus equity concern may include actions that discriminate, stereotype, exclude, or harm anyone in the Carroll community based on their identity. Campus equity concerns may stem from fear, misunderstanding, hate or stereotypes. Behaviors may be intentional or unintentional.

When reports of campus inequity are alleged, the allegations will be subject to a review using the processes outlined below. Students, faculty or staff who experience, witness, or learn of a potential campus equity concern should fill out the online reporting form.

You may fill out as much or as little information as you choose on the reporting form. The ability of the university to respond may be limited if key information is not provided and we are unable to learn more from the reporter. Please include your name if you wish to be contacted. If you would like to meet with someone to discuss this incident or complete this form, please contact any of the Campus Equity Team members, listed below.

In case of emergency, or if someone's physical safety is at risk, please call the police immediately and complete this form later.

After you have filed the campus equity report, a member of the Campus Equity Team will be in contact with you to discuss what occurred and offer support.

Campus Equity Response Protocols

Download print-friendly PDF files of the campus equity response protocols for Carroll University students and employees.

Campus Equity Response Team Members


This may contain links to resources for faculty, staff and students.

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