ABOUT DIVERSITY AT MIZZOU
Why Diversity? How an Inclusive Campus Benefits Me
Diversity is not an end to itself. It is a means for students, faculty and staff to experience firsthand the increasing multicultural world that we live in. It is about being aware of the many differences of human experience and its complexities. It is about acquiring knowledge and understanding these differences such that they can be applied to day-to-day life. It is about creating a university that optimally engages everyone to learn and be involved creatively in building new knowledge that can make this state, nation and the world a better place.
To make this happen, we have to have a university that reflects the demographic of the state and the nation. Our curriculum must offer courses that will prepare all of our students for the 21st century and our student services must provide the support infrastructure for success. Our research enterprise must be open to new areas of scholarship and inquiry that will help us understand this global phenomenon better.
How does an inclusive campus benefit me at MU and beyond?
An inclusive campus takes into account the diversity of the students, faculty and staff. It goes beyond mere tolerance. It respects the myriad of experiences and provides opportunities for these experiences to be shared and celebrated with others.
We hold the premise that you will be successful at whatever you do at MU if you feel welcomed, respected and able to be your authentic self. And, if you are engaged in co-creating this environment, the knowledge and skills that you have acquired can be transferred to other aspects of your life and future jobs in the U.S. or any other countries in the world.