Diversity in the College of Liberal Arts
College of Liberal Arts Diversity Statement
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) sees diversity as central to its mission and is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment within the college and university. The CLA, home to the foundational disciplines forming the scholarly bases for cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills, is a logical leader in the university with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion.
We expect our classrooms and our work environments to be places of respectful engagement and informed debate that maintain human dignity.
We value our diversity of complex and intersecting identities, while striving to maintain an environment that is socially just, equitable, respectful and inclusive.
We acknowledge that differing perspectives, which arise from our own individual and group experiences and our social positioning, are central to the development of thoughtful and critical thinkers, scholars, and change agents.
Both data-driven, and vetted by members of our diversity community, the CLA's Diversity Action Plan will guide us for the next five years as we work toward creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive college across several fronts.