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 Power of Diversity  



Guiding Voice

Diversity is an educational, functional, and institutional resource that should be cultivated, enhanced, and leveraged for optimal learning…for student, staff, faculty, administration, and campus community members. To realize the power of diversity as this resource, we must be guided by:

How much diversity do we have?  What are we doing educationally with the diversity we have? How are we using it intentionally as an educational resource? And how are these uses benefiting all of us as campus community members? (E.F. Beckham, 2002. AAC&U’s Diversity and Learning: Education for a World Lived in Common Conference)

We are Responsible

Equity Mindedness is at the foundation of our disposition and approach to inclusive excellence at Slippery Rock University. As a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institution, we partner with the Center for Urban Education (CUE) in the Equity Scorecard process – a cycle of action inquiry engaging faculty, administrators and staff in collaborative efforts to improve college performance—by shifting our campus focus away from student deficits to accepting campus responsibility.

  • Access
  • Retention and Completion
  • Team Members


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.