Shared language is an important part of this work .
Diversity – Is about the mix of people and their individual differences (e.g., learning styles, personality, life experiences, etc.) and group/social differences (e.g., gender, race or ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, country of origin, political/religious affiliations, etc.).
Inclusion – Is how we make the [diversity] mix work. This requires active, intentional, and continual engagement with diversity in the curriculum, the classroom, co-curricular activities; our communities (including social, cultural, spiritual, and intellectual); and any places where people might connect. Our goal is to increase awareness, content knowledge, [skills], and empathic understanding of the way individuals interact with each other, systems, and institutions
Equity – In educational settings, a commitment to equity stems from an informed understanding of disparities and inequities faced by students and employees from marginalized populations and involves dismantling these disparities and providing the resources, services, etc. that all need to flourish in their callings and responsibilities.
These definitions have been supplied or adapted from Augsburg University and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.