Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

President and students

Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness.                                                             - Ola Joseph

Office of Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (JIDE)


The mission of the JIDE office is to be responsible for strengthening and advancing the university's commitment to being a just, inclusive, diverse and equitable institution.


The vision of the JIDE office is to shape and implement appropriate strategies, policies and procedures for creating a campus where individuals are permitted and encouraged to live up to their potential.

Report an Incident

To report an incident of harassment/discrimination or sexual assault, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.


Office: University Union, Suite 110
Phone: (309) 298-5179
Email: JIDE@wiu.edu


Carl Ervin, Director
Email: CW-Ervin@wiu.edu

Leann Walters, Office Support Specialist
Email: LE-Walters@wiu.edu