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What is Diversity?

“In defining diversity, it is understood that the definition is ever changing and that it is constantly to be ratified. Diversity encompasses the presence and participation of people who differ by age, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation; and includes those with disabilities and from various socio-economic backgrounds. It encompasses not only individuals and groups, but also thoughts and attitudes. The fabric of diversity at our University must be woven in thought and in experience, within a climate in which diverse views are welcomed and respected and in which there is a commonality that comes from working together to effect constructive change.” (p. 3)

--Diversity as defined in the Diversity Action Committee Report
and approved by the Board of Trustees on April 16, 2002