Employer diversity and inclusion resources

We hold all employers accountable in promoting equitable access to opportunities to all of our students including our Black students, Indigenous students, students of color, women, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities and international students. We are committed to working with employers who support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for all students.

Employer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The WSU Career Services network invites you to complete the Employer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge which commits your company to uphold the diversity, equity and inclusion standards of Wayne State University. As part of our mission to empower students and alumni to thrive and successfully contribute to the community, the economy and the future workforce, we are dedicated to helping connect job seekers with career-related resources and job opportunities committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. By signing this pledge, you are committing that your company will stand against racism and racial bias, injustice and inequality.

Additional resources

Diversity: The representation of different and unique identities, characteristics, experiences and perspectives. Additional resources:

Equity: Giving everyone what they need to succeed by increasing access, resources and opportunities for all, and especially for those who are underrepresented and have been historically disadvantaged.

Inclusion: A welcoming culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone is valued, respected and able to reach their full potential.

Racism: Prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized; the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another.

Bias: A bias is a tendency, inclination or prejudice toward/against something or someone. Some biases are positive and helpfullike choosing to only eat foods that are considered healthy or staying away from someone who has knowingly caused harm. But biases are often based on stereotypes rather than actual knowledge of an individual or circumstance. Whether positive or negative, such cognitive shortcuts can result in prejudgments that lead to rash decisions or discriminatory practices.

Microaggression: A statement, action or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.