Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for overall strategic leadership to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as expressed within Saint Joseph University’s mission and its related institutional strategic plan. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a strategic and mission-driven priority. Grounded in our Jesuit teachings, it provides a welcoming, inclusive and enriching campus culture; prepares our students and community members for a diverse, global and interconnected world; and aligns with our values and intellectual tradition of encouraging diversity of thought and experience, and advocating for social justice in its many forms.

I am fortunate to be at an institution that matches my desire and passion to meet all people where they are and to support student academic success and the overall university experience for all of our communities.”

Nicole Stokes Ph.D.

Nicole Stokes, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and University Professor

Areas of APDEI

Two students outside talking at Saint Joseph's University

Councils and Committees

Aerial view of Saint Joseph's University campus with Philadelphia skyline in the background

Strategic Overview

Barbelin Tower at Saint Joseph's University in the fall

Policies and Practices