Commitment to Diversity

Deen Gutierrez and students

**CLAS is excited to announce the 2017 Multicultural Doctoral Summer Teaching Fellows: Dan Castilow, Shelcie Menard, and Nickolaus Ortiz.**

In his February 2006 installation address, Chancellor Philip L. Dubois highlighted the importance of campus diversity to the future of the institution. He said, “The goal of creating an inclusive campus community [reflects] this campus’ long-held understanding that diversity isn’t just the right thing to do—it is an educational and business necessity.”

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences understands this necessity and is uniquely situated to contribute to a diverse university community, as diversity is the foundation on which we are built. Our academic departments and degree programs, by their very nature, support and promote a rigorous examination and understanding of the multicultural world in which we live today. To that end, we have compiled an inventory of diversity courses.

In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences we are committed to developing an inclusive environment where diversity, in all its forms, is valued and incorporated in the full-range of college activities. Please take a moment to explore this website and learn more about the myriad of ways that diversity informs our intellectual, pedagogical, and professional activities. 

Our faculty, staff and students play an essential role in creating a campus climate committed to diversity—and we together, as a college, a university and a region benefit from this commitment. In support of those efforts, we have identified regional and national diversity affinity groups by degree program.

Nancy A. Gutierrez
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences