Diversity at Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast recognizes and respects the importance of all similarities and differences among human beings. MSC Southeast is committed, through our programs and policies, to fostering inclusiveness, understanding, acceptance and respect in a multicultural society. Diversity includes but is not limited to culture, age, ethnic origin, national origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs, creeds and income. MSC Southeast commitment to diversity compels it to confront prejudicial, discriminatory or racist behaviors and policies.
"The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, nurturing, and inclusive environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to respecting the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual" (Rock, University of Oregon, 1999). Therefore, in keeping with MSC Southeast's core IDEALS (Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Access, Leadership and Stewardship), MSC Southeast seeks to respect and uphold the human rights of all persons, and resolves to ensure a safe and equitable environment for diversity.
Core Theme: Respect
Minnesota State College Southeast recognizes and respects the importance of all similarities and differences among human beings by moving beyond simple tolerance to respecting the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.
Inclusive Vision & Values Statement
MSC Southeast is committed to welcoming and affirming all College employees, students, and community members. We are committed to providing fair treatment, equity, and inclusion. We commit to providing resources for employee development on cultural sensitivity and the importance of similarities and differences, as well as supporting culturally relevant pedagogy within the classroom. We commit to attract, support, retain, graduate, and transfer diverse, underrepresented, and underserved populations. Lastly, MSC Southeast commits to being a partner and employer of choice for all, regardless of age, ethnic origin, national origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs, creeds and income.
Diversity Discrimination Reporting & Questions
If you have questions or need information, contact Acting Chief Diversity Officer Josiah Litant (firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-456-1420).
Diversity at a Glance Data