Recipients of 2023 Compass Award

At James Madison University, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to inclusive excellence. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge.

Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

See examples of inclusion throughout the university below.

Examples of Inclusion Across the University

  • African, Latino, Asian, & Native American Network (ALANA)
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)
  • Madison Caucus on Gender Equality
  • Madison Hispanic Caucus (MHC)
  • Sisters in Session
  • UMOJA (Black Faculty & Staff who identify as male)
  • Black Alumni Chapter
  • Latino Alumni Network
  • Lavender Chapter (LGBTQ+)
  • Ole School Group

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