Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility

What We Believe

Everyone who engages with Rotary — no matter who they are, where they are in the world, or how long they have been connected with Rotary — should feel valued, respected, and welcomed. These ideals reflect what current and prospective members want and expect from their Rotary experience: respect, ethical leadership, inclusion, and the opportunity to work together to create more just, open, and welcoming communities for all people.

Together We

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Board of Directors convened the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Task Force to assess the current state of IDEA within Rotary and develop a comprehensive plan of action with achievable, measurable, and meaningful outcomes for Rotary.

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Important Dates

Valuing Diversity

We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.

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Recognizing Barriers

Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
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Appreciating Individuality

We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.

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Communicating Transparency

In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.

Learn More

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a political issue; we all have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to have equal opportunities for fellowship and service, and to be given the same platforms for our voices to be heard. Reach out to one of our task force co-chairs to discuss how you can incorporate these values in your club.
Sydney Schilling

Sydney Schilling

IDEA Task Force Co-Chair
Chase Morinaka

Chase Morinaka

IDEA Task Force Co-Chair