The College of Arts & Sciences Values Diversity

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:

  • Offers students a broad range of viewpoints and experiences
  • Prepares students to work with many different kinds of people
  • Provides diverse role models for a diverse student body
  • Expands the range of research and teaching interests among faculty
  • Increases collegiality for under-represented faculty

Our Mission

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