Our Statement of Inclusivity

As a department, we recognize that we have a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, and we embrace and value the diversity of all our members. It is our policy to be inclusive and mindful of this diversity in our departmental policies, programs, classrooms, and interactions with others. As a department, we affirm all people regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

As a part of our commitment to developing and sustaining a vibrant academic community, we strive to create an environment of inclusivity through these principles:

  • We respect and affirm the dignity of each member of our community.
    We are committed to providing and promoting a bias free environment by addressing issues of equity and justice in our community through our research, teaching, and interactions.
  • We are committed to the ongoing education of our faculty, staff, and students as a part of the process of developing and maintaining a community that provides an affirming academic environment.
  • We will continually challenge ourselves, and others, in an environment of mutual concern and respect for the free expression of all individuals.