History of WSU's Inclusive Excellence Syllabus Statement

In the summer of 2003, a WSU team attended an AAC&U-sponsored conference where we were introduced to the concept of Inclusive Excellence. AAC&U sees Making Excellence Inclusive as a guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning.

In 2005, a subsequent Inclusive Excellence Learning Community group of faculty and staff crafted a syllabus statement specifically for WSU. Although faculty members are not required to include this statement in their syllabus, the Faculty Senate voted to encourage them to do so.

The Learning and Community Engagement committee (LaCE) has taken responsibility for being the "keeper" of the statement. Over the years, the wording has been slightly modified from the original version to be more inclusive based on feedback we have received, and information is updated each year to reflect current office names and information.