Statement of Respect and Diversity

Preamble: Nazareth College embraces a society that is both diverse and inclusive, and values both respect for the person and freedom of speech.  Respect for the dignity of all people is an essential part of the College's tradition, mission, and vision for the future as we advance a socially just and equitable community. The College promotes civility and denounces acts of hatred, violence, and/or intolerance.

Statement: We define diversity as a continuum of individual, group, and social differences, both visible and invisible. This definition compels us to confront inherent privilege, power, and marginalization to achieve equity and social justice.  Diversity at Nazareth is concerned with, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual belief, ability, national origin, veteran status, age, and those individuals with cultural characteristics that have been historically underrepresented and underserved.

Nazareth College is dedicated to inclusion, the active pursuit of conscious and sustained practices and processes that value and respect differences.  This commitment to diversity and inclusion informs our curriculum, teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activities, co-curricular activities, residential life, community involvement, and support of these endeavors by the Nazareth Community.

This commitment includes:

  • engaging in a continual process of education, critical self-reflection and dialogue regarding privilege, power, and marginalization,
  • promoting greater access and inclusion through systemic and structural change, and
  • ensuring that all students, faculty, and staff reach their fullest potential individually and collectively.

This endeavor is essential in meeting the goal of preparing our students and ourselves for meaningful lives in a diverse and global society.

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The Race Card project at Nazareth

    President Braveman, students, and assistant professor Leah Stacy on Need to Know.