Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) refer to a set of principles and practices aimed at promoting fairness, equal treatment, and respect for all individuals, regardless of their differences.Diversity refers to the range of identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that exist simultaneously within people. This includes differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, and more.
Equity is the practice of ensuring access to the same opportunities and resources for everyone, regardless of their background or identity. This includes identifying, correcting, and/or removing systemic or other barriers that prevent some individuals or groups from achieving their full potential.
Inclusion is the outcome of creating a culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and included, regardless of their differences. It involves fostering a sense of belonging and community, and creating spaces where all individuals can thrive and contribute to the best of their abilities.
Together, DEI aims to create a more just, fair, and considerate society where all individuals have the opportunity to reach their full potential.