Hispanic Studies Diversity Statement
The Hispanic world is a rich tapestry of cultures, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and religions. It includes peoples of different class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. This fact is visible in our unit, which is composed of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.
At the heart of our departmental mission lies a shared appreciation of and commitment to the full range of human identity and experience, manifested through linguistic and dialectal variation, as well as literary and cultural diversity. We take this commitment very seriously and value it by building on ideals of integrity, respect, harmony, and equality.
We hold ourselves accountable, individually and collectively, for the creation of a safe, positive, sensitive, welcoming, and equitable atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. We strive to accomplish this by identifying and creating institutional and departmental resources that foster a diverse community.
We seek to increase the presence and advancement of faculty, staff, and students of that can bring diversity to our academic community. We commit to raise our collective awareness of the value and need for this diversity, to promote the well-being, and to celebrate the importance and work of everyone, with special attention to minorities historically underrepresented in U.S. university campuses.