1. Foster a climate of inclusivity, equity and access.
  2. Develop diversity recruiting goals for faculty, staff and students.
  3. Identify and support the needs of diverse faculty, staff and students.
  4. Expand diversity awareness, knowledge and competency.
  5. Foster and reward diversity-related scholarship, teaching and service.
  6. Support dissemination of diversity-related scholarship.

It is our shared responsibility to prepare professionals who recognize, reflect and embrace the diversity of a global community. Diversity includes race, ethnicity, culture, language, exceptionality, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, regional/geographic background and religion.

We are committed to recruiting, supporting and retaining a diverse community of students, faculty and staff dedicated to inclusivity, equity and educational opportunities for all.

Our commitment is realized through instructional practices and curricula, student admissions policies, faculty and staff recruiting and hiring practices, collegial engagement, and reward systems. This commitment is reflected in all written departmental and college policies and procedures, as well as the practice of ongoing assessment to ensure progress and continual improvement.