Core Values & Practices
The Core Values at the heart of the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs are Leadership and Education. These values are furthered by our commitment to the following methodologies:
- Scholarship and Critical Analysis
- Fellowship and Teamwork
- Progressive Action toward Social Justice
- Self-Awareness and Empowerment of others & self
In order to achieve our Learning Outcomes and advance our Mission and Vision, as well as our Core Values of Leadership & Education, we have implemented the following practices into our programs and initiatives:
Innovation - SDMA strives to achieve its goals through creative and collaborative initiatives enabling for the continuous development of its programs, service and outreach.
Education - SDMA promotes multicultural learning, cultural competency and coalition building through educational opportunities that focus on diversity as a core value and fostering and sustaining a supportive campus environment.
Advising - SDMA is available as a resource for individuals in their personal development and success, for organizations and departments in their quest to fulfill a vision and for academic units in their desire to integrate diversity into the curriculum.
Celebration - SDMA celebrates the rich diversity and contributions of our student body and the history and heritage of our predecessors.
Advocacy - SDMA advocates for students in order to maintain equal access to the services that the University has to offer for everyone and fair treatment of every individual by each individual.
Outreach - SDMA provides outreach to students, faculty and staff that traditionally are underrepresented in higher education in order to ensure each individual's academic, professional, and personal success.