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Our Commitment to Diversity

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at St. Thomas. As a Catholic university, St. Thomas has a special responsibility to create a culture that advances these values.

  • We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
  • We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
  • We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.

Each of us at St. Thomas is called to protect and enhance human dignity, in community with each other, and to work for a more just and equitable society. We cannot fulfill this charge without fully acknowledging, welcoming, including, engaging with, and seeking to enhance our understanding of the diverse individuals who make up our community, both at St. Thomas and beyond. Every human is deserving of love, justice and opportunities to participate actively in the economic, political and cultural life of our society.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are indispensable to academic excellence and the holistic development of our students. Our university community includes people of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. As an educational community, we live, learn and work inclusively in fulfillment of our shared commitment to advance the common good.

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