MSC Southeast - Diversity

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Diversity at Minnesota State College Southeast

DiversityMinnesota 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.

Rationale

"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 Chief Diversity Officer Daniel Bernstrom (dbernstrom@southeastmn.edu, 651-385-6329).

Diversity at a Glance Data


 

Female 63.9%, Male 39.7% (Graphic)Diverse 15.0%, Non-diverse 85.0% (Graphic)Underrepresented 53.4%, Majority 46.6% (Graphic)

 


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Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment base on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.

 

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