Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Our Commitment to DEI

In pursuit of transparency and accountability, the School of Theatre actively engages in efforts to create a school culture centered around racial equity and inclusion. Our need for change has been informed by alumni and current students who have shared their own experiences and contextualized by broader shifts in American society.

We have created this hub for information on our ongoing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts. We know that these are only initial steps and that our efforts must be continually centered around achieving meaningful and transformational change within the School of Theatre to ensure that we achieve our goals of racial equity, inclusion, and justice.

Alliance for the Future Taskforce

The School of Theatre has established the Alliance for the Future: Dismantling Bias and Racism in the School of Theatre Task Force to develop a deliberate and definable action plan to advance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as strategic priorities within the School of Theatre. The Task Force will use a transparent and inclusive process to engage all members of the School of Theatre community to create an infrastructure which embeds the values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across all organizational activities, policies and processes. The action plan will support systemic change which is both sustainable and promotes a system of shared accountability to create a culture of racial equity, inclusion and justice within the School of Theatre.

Femi Euba
Louise and Kenneth Kinney Professor of Theatre
(Faculty/Staff Representative)

Tara Houston
Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
(Faculty/Staff Representative)

Sarena "Navi" Chambliss
(Undergraduate Student Representative)

Yesenia Medina
(Undergraduate Student Representative)

Madi Stinemetz
MFA Design/Technology Program
(Graduate Student Representative)

C. Touchet
Instructor of Entertainment Lighting and Media Production
(Faculty/Staff Representative)

Shannon Walsh
Associate Professor of Theatre History
(Faculty/Staff Representative)

Holden White
Performance and Studio Art
(Undergraduate Student Representative)

Lance Wise
BA Theatre/BA Communication Studies, ‘19
(Alumni Representative)

The Alliance will meet every two weeks starting October 15th at 1:30pm Central.

Meetings are collectively run and all who join are welcome to participate in every aspect of the meeting.