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Diversity and Inclusion 

 Diversity and Inclusion at the Rock  

 

SPOTLIGHT

Inclusive Excellence

Slippery Rock University believes that our differences – in addition to our similarities – are what make us a premiere university and a great place to work. We strive to ensure that our excellence is inclusive by uncovering inequities in student success, identifying effective institutional and educational practices, and then building upon these practices for systemic change. 

At The Rock, both diversity – our individual differences and group/social identities – and inclusion – our active, intentional, and daily engagement with diversity, where we increase awareness, content knowledge, intra- and interpersonal skills, and an understanding of how individuals interact within groups and systems – are at the foundation of inclusive excellence. 

We are committed to equity, to closing the achievement gaps in student success for historically underrepresented populations, and to practicing an equity-mindedness approach –providing demonstrated awareness and willingness, and more so, addressing equity issues  as a process within our competencies and responsibilities—as practitioners and as an educational institution.

We welcome you to partner, to feel, and to create a Rock Solid inclusive excellence for yourself and for our community.

 

One person cannot make all of the changes needed to create a positive climate for diversity. Creating a positive climate for diversity requires the involvement of all shareholders.

Presidental Task Force for Cultural Awareness. Report on SRU Diversity Initiative, 2009.