Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Village of Glen Ellyn is fully committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in principle and in practice. The Village strives to be an inclusive and equitable community, that embraces and champions diversity, and welcomes, respects, and engages all people in all aspects of Village life, including employment, commerce, housing, recreation, faith practices, access to resources, and civic engagement. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are central to the Village’s current and future success.

  • Diversity: Psychological, physical and social differences that occur among any and all individuals. 
  • Equity: The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. 
  • Equality: The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
  • Inclusion: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel fully welcomed, respected, supported, and valued in order to bring their full authentic selves to the community. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words, actions, and thoughts of all people. 

 There shall be no barriers to full participation in the Village.