Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Our Mission

Inclusive Excellence: A Commitment to Diversity

Elizabethtown College is committed to valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in our life together and in the world beyond our campus. We strive to ensure that the members of the community—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are diverse in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, age and national origin. We also seek to provide our community members, especially our students, with educational opportunities, programs, and services that are multicultural in content and expressive of a diverse life of experiences and worldviews that underrepresented groups bring to the learning environment.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Elizabethtown College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, possession of a general education development certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or any other legally protected status. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.)

Terminology

  • Diversity is range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

  • Inclusion is involvement and empowerment where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. This requires active, intentional, and continual engagement with diversity in the curriculum, the classroom, co-curricular activities, social, cultural, and intellectual communities and any places where people might connect. (AAC&U)

 

Have Questions? Contact:

Monica M. Smith, DSW

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
smithm@etown.edu | 717-361-1198