The dimensions of diversity important to our department include the racial, ethnic, gender, and socio-economic differences reflected within society. It is important that we reflect this diversity in our makeup and our teaching efforts. We strive to attract a student body that represents the diversity of our region and our nation and attract and retain faculty of diverse perspectives. These efforts are represented in our Departmental Diversity Statement as follows:
We believe the effective pursuit of knowledge requires the inclusion of multiple perspectives. Towards this end, we are committed to cultivating the understanding of diverse peoples in society. Through our curricular offerings, we engage students in scholarship, critical discourse, and experiential learning concerned with cultural diversity. We recognize the diversity of both local and global communities, as we educate students to engage the complexities of living in and contributing to a pluralistic society and workplace. We honor the spirit of diversity, in all its forms, including race, ethnicity or cultural identity, gender, socio–economic status, disability/ability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.