Diversity and Inclusion

Upcoming Event 

White Privilege Symposium: Navigating Race, Privilege, Identity & Equity (Intersectionality): The Path Forward

Save the Date: September 7-8, 2018

Join Coe as the White Privilege Symposium returns to Iowa in its 20th year. Educators, powerful keynotes, community members and advocates for social justice and community building will come together to explore topics of racial privilege and structural oppression, and to discuss opportunities for building equity in our communities.


Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. If you have individual needs, concerns, or accommodation requests, please contact our Human Resources Director for a complete job description, and for assistance with requesting accommodations that may be helpful. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Students gathering on the quad.

Inclusive Hiring Practices

Coe’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse work force is integral to its mission. Diversity is a fundamental core value of our campus community. Having diversity in the higher education setting is critical to the growth of all who are involved. It is a key ingredient of a quality education, scholarly discourse, and reflection. Faculty, staff and students alike can benefit from learning from or among diverse groups of people.

Inclusive Coe

Part of Coe’s Strategic plan is to increase faculty and staff diversity, to build a more inclusive learning environment. Candidates who have been accepted for an on-campus interview are given the chance to talk with faculty and staff from historically under-represented backgrounds about their experiences and the Cedar Rapids area. This confidential conversation allows the candidate to talk about the inclusiveness of our community.