Diversity Statement & Inclusion Pledge

At Webster University, we embrace all human differences while building upon our commonalities as people. Diversity and inclusion initiatives should serve to eliminate discrimination and exclusion based upon the following:



National Origin





Gender and Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Socioeconomic Status


Military Status

Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement

For us, diversity and inclusion are more than meeting a goal or focusing on a specific representation with a combination. It involves expressive dialogue and offerings of distinct talent, thought, and inquiry from individuals from various backgrounds. We recognize that diversity and inclusion cultivate academic excellence. Our University also understands the success of each individual strengthens the community.


Our Inclusion Pledge

As a member of the Webster University community,

  • I promise to consciously promote acceptance and demonstrate respect.
  • I will dedicate myself to actively listen to each person’s story.
  • I promise to learn from and embrace differences among identities.
  • I will recognize commonalities and shared experiences.
  • I will practice inclusive language and be open to learning.
  • I promise to educate others to foster an inclusive community that treats every person with dignity and respect.

I will honor this commitment in my classes, workplace, personal life and all other pursuits on and off campus. I pledge to make everyone feel safe, valued and part of our global community #WeAreAllWebster

Academic Year 2019-20 Figures

Race/Ethnicity GRAD UNDG Grand Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian 4.4% 3.6% 4.2%
Black or African American 38.4% 15.9% 32.7%
Hispanic 9.3% 6.4% 8.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Two or more races 2.7% 4.0% 3.0%
White 44.6% 69.7% 50.9%
Grand Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Total Student Statistics

Domestic UNDG 3,206
Domestic GRAD 9,322
Domestic Total 12,528

*Federal data sources, as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), allow measures of institutional success in graduating students in a six-year period, with gaps identified between overall rates and African American students as well as white-African American graduation gaps. These data are reported for first-time, full-time freshmen and do not include transfer students or those who are part-time students, due to limitations of federal data sources.

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