Diversity Statement

Student Life Comprehensive Diversity Statement

Policy Statement

The Division of Student Life adheres to Creighton University's Statement on Diversity which welcomes the rich variety of (a) states of being, (b) ways of thinking, and (c) individual, group, and organizational behaviors that are present in our community.  Our intent as the Division of Student Life is to promote inclusion, self-awareness, diversity competency*, and an open atmosphere of learning for staff and students.  The Division of Student Life is committed to promoting a climate of acceptance and respect, recognizing the dignity of all persons in the University community, and those served by the University community. 

*Diversity Competency is defined as a combination of personal attitudes (awareness of personal assumptions about others, openness to change), interpersonal skills (empathy for multiple perspectives, engaging in inquiry), and knowledge of societies (dominant and non-dominant groups) that promote an ethic of warmth and welcome toward the diverse groups that make up our campus, local, and national communities.

** Theoretical foundation for the development of diversity competency.  The article A Typology of Intergroup Competencies (download the PDF) by V. Jean Ramsey of Texas Southern University and Jean Kantambu Latting of the University of Houston, outlines the developing theory that supports the skills that this Policy seeks to build in Division staff.