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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bastyr University

Office of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Erika del Villar

Erika Lorenzana del Villar, Ph.D
Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

(425) 602-3037

DEI Training at BU

DEI Competency Development Program

As of November 2022, BU requires all faculty and staff to participate in the DEI Competency Development Program. The first phase involves core faculty and staff, and the second phase (to launch in Summer 2023) includes adjunct faculty and sub-shifts. Please contact the office of Diversity & Inclusion if you have any questions.

  • Foundational Course - LinkedIn Learning course (40 min/online)
  • DEI Toolkit Series - 2-part series on core concepts and dialogue/conversation skills
  • Continuing Education

DEI History and Heritage Learning Series

To provide the Bastyr community with opportunities for learning about history and cultures during heritage and history months, the Office of DEI launched the History and Heritage Learning Series. Recordings of past events in the series can be accessed through the DEI SharePoint site (internal) here.

DEI at Bastyr University

BU round logoBastyr University is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and engaged academic community that values social justice, cultivates a culture of belonging, and advances health and education equity through our institutional structures, policies, practices, programs, services, and partnerships


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BU (

This is the external DEI site for Bastyr University. The site provides an overview of the University’s DEI commitment, core values, and focus areas of the DEI strategic framework. The University’s full Land Acknowledgment, adopted and integrated into the current University Strategic Plan, is available on this page.  Current and prospective students can also view the resources for access and success available at Bastyr.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BU (requires a BU login and password)

This is the internal SharePoint site for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Bastyr. Current students, faculty, and staff at Bastyr University can access the resources on this site using their BU login and password.

The site provides an overview of the University’s commitment to DEI and the strategic framework that guides our DEI work, the latest news and information (as well as archived DEI newsletters), opportunities for engagement, a calendar for cultural and religious commemorations and celebrations, and gateway resources to build DEI competency.

Center for Social Justice and Diversity 

The Center for Social Justice and Diversity supports the education and training of Bastyr community members in culturally responsive practices and dismantling of health inequities and disparities. Learn more about the Center’s program areas, which include student and faculty/staff mentorship and support, community education events and outreach, and equity research opportunities.

BU's Lexicon of DEI Terms


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