University of Wyoming axes DEI department but preserves ideology

University of Wyoming axes DEI department but preserves ideology


The University of Wyoming announced Friday it would eliminate its Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but the university will move the office’s staff and programming to other departments following legislation signed by the governor.

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted unanimously to scrap the department after a budget bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon (R-WY) stripped $1.73 million from the school’s $503.7 million budget. Gordon used a line-item veto to save DEI ideology in programming, only getting rid of the dedicated office.

Wyoming is not alone in passing anti-DEI bills that have been criticized on the Right for essentially banning the words “diversity, equity, and inclusion” but not meaningfully blocking the racialized and gender-centric ideology those words represent. As the

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