Diversity Statement

The International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a group of scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests, the organizers, members of our governing committees, and members of our advisory board are committed to cultivating an academic community that is not limited by race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, socioeconomic level, national origin, religious belief, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, class, political ideology, or gender identity and expression.

We recognize and celebrate the benefits of uniqueness, similarities, and differences. We seek to foster transparency and openness throughout the proposal cycle. We seek to promote proposal review and presentation policies and practices that support diversity in its many forms. And we seek to encourage greater representation across cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. We do this in a manner that demonstrates respect and appreciation for all individuals, including their differences.