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 Who is The Rock?  

 

SPOTLIGHT

We are the Rock.

Slippery Rock University is a predominately white, able-bodied, straight, Christian, and unionized campus.  Some believe that these identifiers are clear indicators of challenges to creating a diverse and inclusive campus. This frame of thought is not only problematic but inherently defies and negates the very spirit of diversity, inclusion, and higher education.

We are a predominately white, able-bodied, straight, Christian, and unionized campus:  Building upon these strengths, we are a warm, welcoming, and caring community of individuals and groups, connecting with each other and with the world.  We are confident and proud to provide inclusive excellence here at The Rock, and we do so successfully because we partner with our highly engaged, committed, and knowledgeable students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

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.