“Promoting diversity and inclusion is key to creating a vibrant educational community. This is not the responsibility of a single campus office or officer. Every one of us must be a diversity advocate, and engage with our neighbor with compassion and understanding.” - President Garimella
The University must prepare our students and support all members of our community to effectively function in and contribute to a complex, diverse, and evolving world. Through the tenets of respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice, and responsibility found in Our Common Ground, the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence are reflected in the University’s values.