Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is committed to equity, inclusion and social justice at all levels of the college as we strive to make CAPLA a leader in inclusive excellence.

We know there is still much work to do on all fronts, including student recruitment and financial support, hiring for more diverse faculty and staff, training about implicit bias and for inclusive teaching and research, bystander intervention support and more.

At CAPLA, we pledge to spur real action to move the college substantively along in its objectives for social justice, diversity and inclusion. Learn more in the following resources.

Statements from the Dean and Schools

CAPLA Strategic Plan

The CAPLA Strategic Plan has five values, including Make CAPLA a Leader in Inclusive Excellence. The value's objectives are:

  • Recruit, support and retain successful students who reflect the future of Arizona and the communities we serve.
  • Reinforce an inclusive and respectful environment where all faculty, administrators, staff, students and outside partners contribute to CAPLA’s success.
  • Prioritize wellbeing, equity and diversity as a central tenet of CAPLA culture in all our activities.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The CAPLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students whose goal is to help the college meet its core value of being a leader in inclusive excellence.

Learn More and View Committee Members

Student Organizations

CAPLA's student organizations strive to promote diversity, inclusion and social justice among membership and in their activities. Student organizations with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion include:

CAPLA International Students Club (ISC)
ISC is dedicated to facilitating communication between students and faculty and promoting a friendly environment for all CAPLA students while providing them with the opportunity of finding a home away from home.

Puente is the Hispanic student organization of CAPLA. Hispanic and other students are always welcome.

Women in Architecture Society (WIAS)
WIAS focuses on the support and positive representation of women in architecture and other, related design fields. Their goal is to empower women and provide advice and guidance as they go through school and the profession.