Increasing Diversity Webster University I Career Planning & Development Center

Diversity & Inclusion

For Webster University, diversity and inclusion is more than meeting a goal or focusing on a specific representation within a combination. It is an involvement in expressive dialogue and offerings of distinct talent, thought and inquiry from individuals from various backgrounds.

Webster recognizes that diversity and inclusion cultivates academic excellence. The institution also understands the success of each individual strengthens the community.

Our institution has a rich inclusive history; however, it is the future, the advancement of our efforts that produces enthusiasm. Having a multicultural presence of faculty, staff and students enrich dialogue, collaborations, provision and outreach. It is essential that our faculty, staff and students have the experiences, perspective and cultural competency to operate in an increasingly diverse environment, and that our business practices and community relations be effective at fostering positive and mutually supportive relationships within the community.

As the institution has evolved so have our strategies to expand our efforts. Key activities to welcome and increase success: funding for scholarships both institutional and privately funded, a generous financial aid program, developing curriculum, diversity in hires and leadership and accessible facilities. Current partnerships include but are not limited to: Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP), Urban League, Business Journal, Mosaic, Focus St. Louis, Catalyst, and C200.

Throughout our global footprint, Webster University will continue to enhance our commitment to diversity and inclusion while valuing the different experiences, narratives and world views of individuals and groups.

Operational Definition of Diversity & Inclusion at Webster University

Diversity embraces all human differences while building on the commonalities. It serves to eliminate discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Inclusion affords faculty, staff, students and community partners the opportunity to participate, regardless of differences. It is being included in activities and the chance to participate using one's abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community.

There are several ways to identify minority and diverse students and promote your organization to them for increasing diversity.

Building Brand Awareness to Minority Students at Webster University

The Career Planning & Development Center is committed to providing equal access to all academically qualified students and alumni that meet your recruiting needs. Webster University has over 60 student clubs and organizations, spanning a variety of social and academic interests.

View a list of minority student clubs and organizations at the Webster Groves, Missouri, campus below.

  • Association for African American Collegians (AAAC)
  • Association for African Students
  • Brothers Empowered
  • International Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Muslim Student Association
  • SANGAM - Student Association of India
  • Tribe: Jewish Student Union
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • Webster University LGBTQ+ Alliance
  • Webster University Chinese Student Association
  • Webster's African-American Women's Society

Our team can connect information to student leaders in campus clubs and organizations about internship and employment opportunities. Contact John Link, Director, Career Planning & Development Center, by e-mail at johnlink42@webster.edu, to share information information with Minority Student Club and Organization Leaders.

Additional Sources

Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement: Webster recognizes that diversity and inclusion cultivates academic excellence. The institution also understands the success of each individual strengthens the community. Please contact, Vincent C. Flewellen, Chief Diversity Officer (314) 246-8250, Email: vincentflewellen@webster.edu for more information.

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) regularly schedules programs that foster diversity of expression and provide a public forum/safe space in the struggle against exclusion and discrimination.

Minority Scholars – Since 2013, minority students have received The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship each academic year. The scholarship is awarded to academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups typically under-represented in high education.

Enrollment Data by Ethnicity at Webster University


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