Diversity and Inclusion

Gonzaga’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is articulated in the school's Diversity Statement below:
True to our mission to form men with and for others, we at Gonzaga College High School dedicate ourselves to building and continually nurturing a school culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
St. Ignatius’ urging to find God in all things compels us to recognize and celebrate the unique contributions that each student, family, faculty/staff member, and alumnus brings to the Gonzaga community. We are committed, therefore, to ensuring that Gonzaga reflects the diversity of our region, and is a school where all students can thrive. 
We are strengthened intellectually and morally by an environment where diversity is present and where individual perspectives are shared freely, received openly, and respected. Such an environment enables us to fulfill our mission to forge young men who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice. 
When we diligently seek to find God in all people, all settings, and all things, we come to understand that our community’s diversity is a gift that serves an essential role in preparing our students to engage the pluralistic, global community in which we live.

To read this Diversity statement in Spanish, please click here

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practitioners

A team of faculty and staff at Gonzaga help grow our diversity and inclusion efforts. These DEI Practitioners are existing or emerging leaders in our community who work to create vision, mission, and values that drive diversity. A DEI practitioner serves as an internal consultant and helps members of the Gonzaga family grow as individuals, as groups and as an entire community.  With a dedicated team, Gonzaga expresses a strong commitment to combating bias and promoting inclusion.

Programs That Advance Diversity and Inclusion

  • Open to all students, a variety of extracurricular clubs celebrate our community's diversity and create spaces for shared conversation, fellowship, and initiatives. See a representative listing of our student clubs here.
  • Gonzaga’s Vinco Scholars Program is an endowed program that provides dozens of deserving young men a Gonzaga education. In addition to significant tuition assistance for students whose families would otherwise not be able to afford a Gonzaga education, Vinco Scholars receive tailored resources to help them succeed on Eye Street. Learn more. 
  • Gonzaga's Global Education program creates opportunities for students to better understand and appreciate the diversity that our world offers, in order to become better global citizens. Learn More
  • A wide array of service opportunities are available to all Gonzaga students, granting them the opportunity to understand the gifts and hardships of a variety of different communities. Read More.
  • Led by a group of student researchers and supported by administrators and faculty, Gonzaga has spent time exploring our institution's ties to slavery. To read more about this project, click here.  
  • Every year, Gonzaga hosts a variety of school-wide assemblies, special guest speakers, and programs that celebrate our diversity and expose students to new ideas and cultures. Examples include our annual International Food Fair, Black History Month Assembly, and bilingual all-school Mass as well as schoolwide days of service, art exhibits, and more.
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