Our Philosophy

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The guiding principles of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development are grounded in the College's commitment to a diverse, multicultural community which embraces and supports intellectual rigor as the foundation of a liberal arts education.

  • A college that recognizes, embraces, and actively works to create and maintain a community that values diversity
  • A college that supports and encourages programming that will increase awareness and understanding of the complex issues found within a diverse living/learning community
  • A college that is committed to actively provide the information and skills needed to understand and engage in authentic dialogue with diverse groups, opinions, and ideas
  • And finally, a college that recognizes and accepts the responsibility to prepare students with the skills needed to be creative, visionary leaders for a global society