Diversity and Inclusion
Robert Morris University actively fosters an inclusive and diverse environment.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to promote and grow a diverse and inclusive campus community. Our office exists to champion diversity related initiatives, partner research and analyze diversity data in order to enhance the inclusive spirit on campus. Robert Morris University is committed to maintaining an environment that is consistent with our core value of inclusion, which calls upon all of us to demonstrate respect for the dignity of, and promote the safety and well-being of each member of the university community.
Our utmost goal is to be a resource for the campus community, celebrating both visible and invisible differences and ensuring equity for all RMU constituents.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports Robert Morris University's Core Value of "Inclusion." We serve as a resource for the entire RMU community to create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds.
Anthony G. Robins, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Coordinator, STEM Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: (412) 397-6482
Upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Events
RMU President's Inclusion Council
- Disabilities and Accessibility
The Disabilities and Accessibility workgroup seeks to advance RMU’s Core Value of inclusion by providing information and referrals on issues of accessibility and inclusion for all individuals at RMU. We promote the empowerment of people with disabilities and their success as members of the RMU community.
The LGBTQIA workgroup of the President’s Inclusion Council provides for the concerns and interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual community. This workgroup, which fosters an atmosphere of awareness and acceptance of all individuals, provides the Robert Morris University community with the means to accomplish these goals through research, leadership and action. We, as members of the RMU community, work to ensure that all people experience equality, inclusion and acceptance, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- Non-Traditional Stakeholders
The Non-Traditional Stakeholder workgroup seeks to improve the engaged learning and life experiences of our non-traditional students (did not immediately continue your education after you graduated from high school, attend college part time, work full time, veteran/veteran family member, commuter, international student or on-line student) through academic, social, and professional development. Our programming strives to build a community of effective leaders and communicators.
- Race and Ethnicity
The Race and Ethnicity (R & E) workgroup supports the President's Inclusion Council’s strategic priorities and aspirations for enhancing the academic and inter-cultural social experiences of undergraduate racial and ethnic minority students, faculty, staff, and vendors. The R&E workgroup strives to develop and implement a robust structure to enhance the inter-cultural social and academic experiences for students, faculty, and staff by providing diverse expertise, tools, data, and programming. The R&E workgroup seeks to build and sustain vital inter-cultural and inclusive relationships.
- Religion and Spirituality
The mission of the Religion and Spirituality workgroup is to promote an inclusive campus for all faiths. Religion and spirituality often intersect with other forms of diversity and contribute to students’ and employees’ well-being and development. The workgroup's current vision is to share information about the spiritual and religious diversity on campus and to promote dialogue about religious and spiritual diversity in a way that supports inclusion and well-being.
The mission of the Women’s workgroup is to meet the academic, social and economic needs of women students, faculty and staff at Robert Morris University by advocating for policies and programs that engage and celebrate RMU women who seek to advance their hopes, dreams and aspirations at the University and in the larger world.