The college has an unquestionable interest in the success of a diverse and inclusive environment in which our students, faculty and staff learn and work.
The college’s mission statement underscores this relationship and recognizes diversity as crucial to the college’s success.
The benefits of a widely diverse campus community are many, including but not limited to nurturing an environment of civility, involvement, connection, and respect for differences that is inclusive rather than exclusive.
We understand that a diversity and inclusion plan is effective when there is an environment of acceptance and appreciation of fundamental differences in ideas, backgrounds, talents, beliefs, ways of living, and perspectives, and the full spectrum of racial, ethnic, cultural, religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender identities.
Therefore, we aspire to build upon a college culture that reflects and fosters appreciation of all differences and creates an environment of respect, engagement and involvement.