Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At the U, our mission is to transform lives through education, research, innovation and service. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone at the University feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.

The Department of Political Science at the University of Miami is committed to fostering an environment in which all ‘Canes feel welcomed and are empowered to pursue their academic goals. 

The study of politics innately leads to differing opinions and challenging discussions but here at UM we aspire to maintain mutual respect in which everyone is given a space to freely express themselves and participate in open dialogue with community members. 

Our department prioritizes a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as supported by the University’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. All department members are expected to provide fair treatment to students, staff, and faculty, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ability/disability, national origin, immigration status, or socioeconomic status. We are committed to ensuring that no person is denied academic or professional opportunities.