School of Education Statement on Diversity

Diversity connotes distinctiveness, uniqueness, and interconnection among and between human beings.  It denotes racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage, national origin, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, philosophical, religious, and spiritual beliefs, as well as physical, social, and intellectual attributes and abilities.

The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education value inclusiveness and equity of opportunities for diverse learners. We promote attitudes and beliefs that foster faculty members' and students' understanding of self and diverse others through curriculum, instruction, research, and focused learning activities.  These values also guide our internal governance as well as our partnership with educational institutions and other community agencies.  Advocacy for diverse learners informs instructional, clinical, and policy decisions with the purpose of impacting our students and the constituents they will serve.