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What is Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence

Howard Hughes Medical Institute defines Inclusive Excellence and Inclusion as:

Inclusive Excellence: An institutional end goal and core dynamic stance that predisposes and positions the institution and the individuals within it to desire, actively foster, recognize, and require the actions and outcomes that are: necessary for inclusion to occur, and indistinguishable from excellence. 

Inclusion: More than being able to participate, a pervasive culture that clearly communicates that a person is welcomed and that the institution expects the person to be successful.