Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is the variety of knowledge, experience and perspectives brought to a group by its individuals as influenced by their differences, whether those differences be in age, physical ability, ethnicity, family makeup, socioeconomic status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political leanings or religious beliefs.
The presence of diversity in a group, however, doesn’t guarantee inclusion, and conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion may even at times be challenging. This can be true for any member of the Delphian community. Educators have a particular responsibility to help foster in students a genuine respect for and interest in other people and cultures, which better prepares them to be responsible for today’s world as well as tomorrow’s.
Because exposing students to a breadth of experience and perspectives is an important aspect of the program, faculty at all levels should provide leadership, guidance and examples that foster inclusion, understanding of and respect for differences in people.