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TU recognized by Mosaic for diversity and engagement efforts

mosaic-2016-caldwellThe University of Tulsa has received a three-star rating from Mosaic, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council. Each year, Mosaic’s Economic Inclusion Forum Recognitions are given to area employers with strong diversity and inclusion strategies.

“We are extremely honored and pleased to have received this recognition from the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Being in the company of other Tulsa organizations who value excellence in diversity is inspirational,” said Jacqueline Caldwell, TU’s vice president for diversity and engagement, noting this is the second consecutive year the university has been recognized by the organization.

Scored on their responses to Mosaic’s annual Inclusive Workplace Cultures survey, 55 organizations received a tiered ranking of three, four or five stars based on the strength of their programming. Data from these responses provide measurable benchmarks on local diversity and inclusion efforts.

To gain recognition, an organization must meet criteria based on CEO commitment, diverse suppliers, people, internal policies and community outreach.

According to the Tulsa World, more than 250 organizations responded to the 2016 survey – a 40 percent increase from 2015. Noting lessons learned from last year’s survey results, 39 companies reported making changes to strengthen the diversity of their workforce and the inclusivity of their workplaces.