Welcome to the Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice page!

St. Edward’s University seeks to provide equitable employment and professional development opportunities to faculty from all backgrounds. In support of our mission and consistent with our values as a Holy Cross community, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person.

The Office of Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice focuses on the implementation of an overarching vision of faculty diversity, equity, inclusion and justice that works to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and antiracist practices.

We provide support for faculty in many ways including trainings, workshops, and one-on-one consultations. This office leads strategies to increase awareness about and knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion topics and issues.  It also aims to provide faculty with resources that can be incorporated into every aspect of their job and throughout their professional life on the Hilltop. 

Faculty DEIJ Leadership

Dr. Monique Jiménez-Herrera is the Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, and a Professor of Psychology at St. Edward’s University. She is a member of the DEIJ Core Team that leads the university’s commitment and strategy to be a diverse, antiracist, equitable, and inclusive campus and employer. She is also a member of the Faculty Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (FCDI) and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.   See Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Monique Jiménez-Herrera, AVP for Faculty DEIJ

Other areas overseen by Dr. Jiménez-Herrera include the Center for Teaching Excellence, General Education, and First Year Seminar.
For more information please contact the Office of Faculty DEIJ
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Resources

Allyship

White Privilege and Allyship

Social Identities and their intersection

Women of Color in Psychology

Gender Pronouns

The NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Office (SGMRO) is pleased to announce the release of a new resource on the SGMRO website. This resource, developed in conjunction with the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, is intended to facilitate inclusive, affirming, and welcoming workplace environments for all individuals regardless of gender. The document highlights topics such as the significance of gender pronouns and proper usage, legal rights protecting sexual and gender minority employees, mistakes to avoid, and more. 

Pronouns in the Workplace

Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

APA resource about Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Advancing the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge on gender identity and sexual orientation to benefit society and improve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's lives.

Faculty DEIJ Documents, Procedures and Guidelines

Here you can find links to important  documents such as procedures and guidelines that address faculty DEIJ topics.  

Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (FCDI) is committed to providing educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational, and economic backgrounds.  It values the diversity on our campus and works toward understanding and promoting such diversity. They align their work with university-wide goals with a particular focus on having a diverse faculty who helps students broaden both their national and international perspectives and enhance the possibilities for personal and institutional growth such diversity provides. 

The FCDI welcomes all faculty, including non-tenure-track full-time, contingent faculty and staff members who wish to volunteer to serve. 

Committee Vision

Create and sustain a civil and robust dialogue about the value of diversity and inclusivity within the faculty and staff community.

Relevance to St. Edward’s University

Per the St. Edward’s University mission, we are committed to providing educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational, and economic backgrounds. Further, as stated in our Operating Principles, we value the diversity on our campus and commit to understanding and promoting such diversity. One particularly salient consideration in meeting these university-wide goals is to have a diverse faculty who helps students broaden both their national and international perspectives and enhance the possibilities for personal and institutional growth such diversity provides. 

Quotes from Members

“Being a member of a group which holds diversity as a value has added to my faculty experience complete.” -Anna Escamilla, Social Work

“This committee holds the important role of ensuring that SEU continues to focus on ways to improve the diversity, inclusion, and equality of the faculty body.” -Kelly E. Green, Psychology