The College believes in the importance of diversity in higher education. Diversifying the faculty promotes excellence, innovation in research, intellectual growth, and both personal and professional development. Having a diverse faculty:
Our mission is to increase the number of diverse faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences by fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Members of the committee are charged to assist faculty, staff, and students to build an inclusive community by offering a variety of educational opportunities, disseminating related information, and promoting and co- sponsoring activities.
"In a broad sense, diversity includes differences in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and numerous other aspects of the human condition, all of which may challenge our students' perceptions and understanding and contribute usefully to their intellectual and personal development."
From Agenda for Faculty Diversity