We are committed to carrying out our public affairs mission which calls on us to develop
successful students who excel academically and within the three pillars of ethical
leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
We believe in and support inclusive excellence. This includes creating welcoming environments
within our university and the communities we serve.
We value diversity because people from all backgrounds should feel valued, respected
We define diversity broadly to include people of all races and ethnicities, religions,
ages, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and socioeconomic and veteran
We recognize and support a student's unique background as an important influence on
the teaching and learning process, as all students should have equal opportunities
for success. We strive to eliminate attainment gaps.
We work to attract, retain and ensure the success of all students, faculty and staff.
We believe in and support our faculty’s freedom to deliver curriculum based on their
We create and support policies and practices of inclusive excellence and cultural
We provide equal opportunities for everyone and actively respond to complaints of
bias or discrimination.