The Department of Graduate Psychology seeks to create:
An inclusive community of faculty, staff and students diverse in a variety of different ways, with diversity being defined as an all-inclusive concept, including (but not limited to) differences among people in age, class, color, culture, ability/disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, language, socioeconomic status, national origin, political ideology, race, education, occupation, marital and parental status, urban versus rural residence, religion, spirituality, veteran status, sex and sexual orientation;
an environment of mutual respect, relying on an open exchange of ideas, perspectives, and worldviews;
an environment free from harassment and discrimination, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, or transphobia; • an environment where diversity and multicultural elements are incorporated into the curriculum;
a community of teachers and practitioners who are sensitive to the unique characteristics and needs of diverse populations;
a community of culturally competent members, with a culturally competent person being defined as one who is aware of their thoughts and feelings and how these affect one’s interactions with others and whose verbal and nonverbal communication reflects sensitivity and appreciation for the diversity of another;
an environment that encourages diversity-related scholarship, service and practice.