We are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. We support these efforts with respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person. To bring to life our vision of inclusive excellence, we seek to recruit, admit, hire, retain, promote, and support diverse and underrepresented groups. We value social justice and human rights. We embrace the plurality of humanity that composes our community including, but not limited to: age, race, ethnic origin, socio-economic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, political views, and religion. We affirm the inherent worth of each individual in order to protect, promote, and optimize the achievement and well-being of all people. We accept responsibility to foster culturally-sensitive professionals who mirror the diverse populations we serve, and to have a faculty and staff who are committed to this end.