The Heartland Center embraces our collective responsibility to create and maintain an inclusive and equitable environment for all members of the Center, including faculty, staff, and students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds; persons with disabilities; LGBTQ persons; persons of disadvantaged socioeconomic status; and nontraditional and international students.
We believe that:
- a diverse community of motivated students allows for the associated variety of different perspectives that enhance the quality of the educational experience of all students, and thereby enhances the mission and relevance of the Heartland Center, and
- creating an inclusive culture for our students results in professionals in the workforce with the ability to understand the importance of and advocate for, diversity, equity, and inclusion within their workplaces.
- courses should ensure diverse perspectives and intentional inclusion of issues of social equity as they relate to subject matter.