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Diversity Statement

The College of Arts & Sciences, being the heart of liberal arts education at USD, recognizes the importance of a diverse, inclusive, multicultural campus, in which the various perspectives and contributions of students, faculty, and staff of different backgrounds are appreciated and welcomed. Through its curriculum and policies, the College strives to foster a campus community that is culturally responsive, respectful, and inclusive of all its members regardless of language, race, culture, age, socio-economic status, ethnic background, nationality, disabilities, veteran's status, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.  Through these efforts, the College prepares students for the complexities and challenges of an interdependent, globalized world and contributes to excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement. 


-adopted by the faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences
on February 5, 2013