The mission of the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) at Brebeuf Jesuit is to support, empower, and build relationships with students from all backgrounds, and to promote personal and to pedagogical growth within the school community.
Brebeuf Jesuit seeks to produce graduates who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.
In pursuit of this goal, a diverse student body becomes part of the educational experience, better preparing students to work in an increasingly multicultural world and one in which local, national, and international tensions are often grounded in cultural, religious, or linguistic differences.
Brebeuf Jesuit’s mission and core values both acknowledge the place of diversity within the life of the school. Equity and inclusion at Brebeuf Jesuit is about more than just demographics; it’s about being a place where all are welcomed and affirmed as reflections of God, who is in all things.
As such, Brebeuf Jesuit’s equity and inclusion initiatives and programs enhance the life of the school, contributing to an open and accepting environment. The motivation to reach out to people from all backgrounds and every part of the world is fundamental to the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit secondary school, Brebeuf Jesuit continues this tradition.
Kayla Storrs, Director of Equity and Inclusion
Kayla was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and from an early age, loved school. She loves reading, writing, and digging into new topics that provide opportunities for her to broaden her scope of understanding.
For the last six-and-a-half years, she has been working in Higher Education with high school students from across the country, aiding in the college preparation and admissions process and helping to increase access to higher education for students whose access has traditionally been limited.
Her role as Director of Equity and Inclusion is fluid, rooted largely in collaborating with departments across campus and within the Brebeuf Jesuit community. This includes, but is not limited to (1) evaluating and monitoring our school climate, (2) improving recruitment and retention of faculty and staff that are representative of the student body, (3) providing professional development opportunities to equip our teachers with tools to further the conversation about anti-racism and equity, and (4) creating programming that shares and celebrates the broad and varied perspectives and lived experiences of our students. Through this work, Kayla aims to support Brebeuf Jesuit in becoming the premiere private school in the Indianapolis-area tackling issues of equity and inclusion. Her vision is to create a place that prospective families want to join, and one that current families and alumni are even prouder to be a part of.