Equity and Inclusion Statement

We acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of students, staff, and faculty foster a culture of belonging, growth, learning, collaboration, innovation, and mutual respect. We promote and enhance efforts that center diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to academic success, retention, and persistence of our students.  

We strive to...

  • Enhance students’ confidence and ability to engage in civil discourse through difference. 

  • Provide opportunities to engage in experiences that focus on equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

  • Articulate the importance of diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments. 

  • Enhance students' confidence and ability to advocate for diverse, equitable, and/or inclusive resources and environments.

  • Provide opportunities for students to engage in intentional reflection towards self-understanding/awareness

Staff will advocate for resources and services that enhance and/or improve access to education.

 

In alignment with this equity and inclusion statement, Bright Success Center staff should be able to…

  • Demonstrate an increased appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Demonstrate efficacy skills that empower them to advocate for student needs.  

  • Identify and address barriers that impact academic performance, persistence, and retention. 

  • Identify and strengthen partnerships across campus and in the community. 

  • Utilize relevant scholarship, describe effective learning practices, and communicate their expertise through collaboration with faculty and the greater campus community.