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Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Social Justice.


CISA's inclusion committee is currently in the final stages of drafting a statement about CISA's commitment and passion for DEISJ work. Once they have finalized that, we will add it here. For now, continue to explore the site and the many features it has to offer. 

CISA mission statement

To inspire diverse learners to realize their potential, create knowledge, and engage in the world with compassion, collaboration, and innovation.

CISA values

CISA faculty, staff, and students value: 

  1. Integrating sciences and arts in meaningful ways through research, teaching, and creative endeavors.
  2. Supporting and encouraging one another’s passions, dreams, and aspirations.
  3. Emphasizing inclusivity and social embeddedness.
  4. Addressing complex problems.
  5. Promoting persistence and resilience.
  6. Cultivating lives of curiosity, integrity, and self-reflection.

CISA’s commitment to structural change and response to systemic racism and violence

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is committed to transformative systemic changes in our college, our institution and our communities. This is our duty and responsibility. Our activism is rooted in our teaching and learning. Whether we are teaching in our classrooms, advising a student, engaging in a committee meeting with others, drafting policies, or any number of other activities related to our mutual enterprise at ASU, we find ourselves always and already implicated in a racist world.

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Protest marcher carrying sign: In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.

Upcoming CISA events

CISA's College Inclusion Committee

CISA's College Inclusion Committee was created to assist the college in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its work, programs, degrees, courses, hiring practices, centers, and related activities. Find out more about the  College Inclusion Committee's current projects, members, and mission.

Learn more about CISA's College Inclusion Committee 

Antiracism Textbook Taskforce

The Antiracism Textbook Taskforce (ATTF) aims to ferret out racism, implicit racist bias, ethnocentrism, microaggressions, and other structural or disciplinary social justice issues in scholastic textbooks currently being utilized at the junior high and high school educational levels. The goals of the taskforce are to provide publishers and schools with antiracist information and suggestions about textbooks used in schools and help publishers identify problematic textbooks. Additionally, the ATTF may serve local area schools and school districts in an advisory role, vetting their textbook choices and offering some assurances that textbooks are antiracist. 

More about the textbook taskforce

Stories from the classroom

A collection of stories regarding classroom best practices written for faculty from a both student and faculty perspective. Find out what other faculty are doing in the classroom and stories from students on their experiences. 

DEISJ toolkits

DEISJ Toolkits have been collaboratively developed and curated to provide support to faculty who are looking to engage in DEISJ work. These toolkits will provide resources, best practices, tools, leading research, and more.

Review CISA toolkits

Professional development

Find information on upcoming professional development opportunities within CISA and at ASU. These opportunities include workshops, trainings, events, and professional organization membership info. 

Professional development opportunities

ASU charter

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. CISA's mission and values were developed to complement the ASU charter. 

More about ASU's charter