Diversity Affairs

 

Baldwin Wallace University Institutional Diversity Definition

Diversity at Baldwin Wallace University

Preface:

We affirm our commitment to diversity in a variety of forms.  We believe and appreciate that diversity is more than an all-inclusive list of demographics.  Baldwin Wallace has a rich history that is distinctively tied to difference and inclusion.  We will continue to build upon that legacy by celebrating our heritage, acknowledging our challenges, and promoting a community structure that reflects the diversity and ways of knowing within a multicultural and intercultural world.  We aim to achieve diversity in all that we do and wish to become; in an effort to further strengthen the community of Baldwin Wallace University.

Definition:

At Baldwin Wallace University, we define diversity as the ability to think critically while acknowledging and respecting different beliefs, practices, and norms.  It is a process of opening minds and hearts to different opinions.  Diversity fosters learning outcomes that are enhanced by life, classroom and professional experiences, and the appreciation of cultural and social beliefs.  In addition, at Baldwin Wallace University, diversity encourages each individual to explore, engage in, and embrace one's uniqueness as we uphold our community standards, celebrate strategic change, and honor traditions. 

 

The Diversity, Integration and Inclusion Committee at Baldwin Wallace University has taken the necessary steps to define diversity in a manner that is consistent with the community's desire to monitor and facilitate diversity initiatives and ways of thinking.  The definition does not infringe on the Federal Government's guidelines related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Anti-Discrimination Law.  Further, the definition does not usurp the Non-Discrimination Policy enforced at Baldwin Wallace University.
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