The W.P. Carey School of Business adheres to the Arizona State University Diversity Plan. Below is an excerpt from the ASU Diversity Plan, Building Blocks for Success Through People, Programming and Policies.
"We have to learn how to communicate and teach between all ethnic and cultural perspectives. Not with a dominant cultural perspective and marginal alternative cultural perspectives, but across all of these. We have not figured out how to do this. We need to embrace cultural diversification in America and change the culture of the university as a critical first step."
--President Michael Crow
(remarks delivered at the 2004 Educating for a Diverse America: A Summit and Symposium, Austin, TX)
Integrating the practice of diversity and inclusion in a large, complex organization requires commitment, resources and cultural transformation. ASU is already one of the most diverse educational communities in the country; our aim is to make it the prototype of inclusion. This goal is achievable because we have a solid foundation and leadership that is characterized by creativity, high energy and a commitment to university principles. ASU is well on its way to epitomizing the construct of interdependence, whereby each person and unit is aware that all are needed to contribute to the success of the whole and the success (or failure) of any member or group both influences and is influenced by the success (or failure) of other members and groups.