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Division of Inclusive Excellence Communities of Practice

About Communities of Practice

What is it?

An Inclusive Excellence Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common interest in addressing predictable and historic inequities and applied practice on a specific topic or diversity, equity, and inclusion dilemma.

Communities of Practice Infomation Sheet


  • Sharing best practices through networking, mentoring, and sponsorship;
  • Building social, navigational, and political capital;
  • Advancing professional practice, and building pipelines to close equity gaps in leadership, opportunities, and access

Benefits of Communities of Practice

  • Executive sponsorship through the Division of Inclusive Excellence
  • Opportunities to connect to national and local networks and conferences
  • Visibility and webpage presence on the Division of Inclusive Excellence website
  • University provided email address
  • Relationship building in a collaborative environment, connectivity, and participation in a host of community-based activities
  • Ability to reserve space and access university resources and participate in university sponsored events
  • Alignment with signature initiatives such as antiracism and inclusive, anchor, student success, and strategic planning

Current Sponsored CoPs

Latina Mentoring Network