Diversity Statement

The College of Arts and Sciences is firmly committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, students and staff, and to maintaining and increasing accessibility to our resources.  We believe the creation and support of such a community is a necessary part of a comprehensive education, because free inquiry, regardless of origin and background, are at the heart of the humanities and sciences research and education; because becoming comfortable with difference best prepares us for the complexities that increasingly face us every day; and because diversity in groups enhances innovation and sound decision-making.

The College has made strides in recruiting a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body, but we consider our aim of creating a sense of empowerment for all of the members of the College more important than numbers.