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The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) provides leadership and works across the institution to support and sustain the development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus culture where members of the community experience a sense of belonging. Our work centers critical reflection, community conversations, compassion, and collaboration.

DEI Action Plan

Moravian University is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and a process that draws on our community’s collective expertise, including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, and board of trustees. The development and implementation of this process intended to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus and beyond in more deliberate, measurable, and meaningful ways.

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We strive to accept the uniqueness of all individuals, and we cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of our community.

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DEI Logo

The DEI House

Photo of the address panel and front window of the Diversity House, which features a sign identifying the logos of the affinity clubs.

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is located in the DEI House at 1138 Main Street to serve as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and the broader Moravian University community.

Contact the Team

Dr. Anize Appel, MBA '21

Executive Director, Center for Global Education | Associate Dean, Study Abroad | PDSO/RO

Alvert Hernandez

Director of First-Generation Student Initiatives

G. Christopher Hunt, Ed.D.

Vice President and Dean for Equity and Inclusion

Gavin Kemery

Office Manager, Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Michelle Rios-Araque

Assistant Director for Equity & Inclusion

Jesher Velazquez

Office Manager, Center for Global Education

Belinda Waller-Peterson, PhD

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion | Associate Professor, Department of English

Bryn Wiragh
Program Coordinator, Center for Global Education

1138 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Tel: 610-625-7847

If you would like to speak with one of our DEI representatives, please feel free to utilize our contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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