Inclusive Excellence in Action


The College of Education and Human Science strives to be a caring community. We call ourselves ‘the people’s college’ to signal our aspirations to do better. Fundamental change is necessary. Recent events and feedback from various constituencies underscore the need for change. Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be at the forefront as we strive to become more welcoming and supportive of all members of our diverse community.

What is DEI?

Hear from John Raible and Dean Sherri Jones

CEHS Behind the Scenes: From Talk to Action

FALL 2022

Learn more about all of the work being done throughout the college related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The first video in the series features a conversation between John Raible, CEHS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Paul Springer, CEHS Associate Dean for Student Success.

Get Involved


AFIRE aims to promote inclusion, respect and equity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Education and Human Sciences Click Here.


A group of peers from the university, who care deeply about racial justice and equity. The group meets to discuss topics about racial justice, with a commitment to looking in the mirror and putting learning into action. Click Here.


Hosted by a collaborative team of scholars in CEHS, Racial Literacy Roundtables are monthly roundtables where participants will be able to develop emerging racial literacy skills. Click Here.

Working for Change in CEHS

Diversity, equity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. In CEHS, we are fortunate to have many committed and knowledgeable students, staff and faculty working to advance a culture of inclusion and an equity mindset.

  • Alexa Yunes-Koch

    "I make a big effort to get to know those around me on a personal level, because we all have a story to tell and so much to learn from each other. I try to use my privilege as a graduate student to center traditionally marginalized voices to combat racial bias and racial injustice."

    Read Alexa's Interview

  • Maria de Guzman

    "I focus on issues around the intersections of culture, migration, family life, and child and adolescent development. My research has covered these issues among children, youth and families in Kenya, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, the United States and the Philipines."

    Read Maria's Interview

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A natural state of affairs in the biosphere, diversity is the presence of difference; Diversity becomes a “problem” in an unnatural context based on monoculture, dominance, or conformity


The capacity to provide equal access to (or just treatment within) a social system that may be observed in outcomes; Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities


The deliberate monitoring of the environment to ensure the full participation and well-being of all individuals, with special attention to those from historically marginalized and minoritized communities


"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices, and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably"
National Action Committee on the Status of Women, International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

Diversity and inclusion are central to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s mission and pursuit of excellence. Each person has something to gain from and offer our community of learning discovery and outreach. All are welcome here.

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