Focus on Diversity
The College of Arts and Sciences embraces the concept of
diversity as central to our Mission and to the values of West Chester
University. Diversity is reflected in our programs and course offerings
and our faculty and students. In particular, we create learning
opportunities for our students.
...to respect and understand diversity, to
appreciate aesthetic values, and to possess the skills necessary for a
career and for life-long learning. The college is committed to a
cirriculum that inclues attention to racial, ethnic, gender, and class
issues as well as to multi-cultural and global perspectives.
(CAS mission statement)
The College of Arts and Sciences focus on diversity
underlies all we do, since civility, respect, and appreciation of diversity are
essential to the development of the educated individual.
Below is a sampling of links to
programs and offices at WCU that address issues of diversity:
- The Office of Social Equity assists the University through
collaborative efforts with all departments and offices in achieving its
commitments to the principles of equity and affirmative action.
- The Frederick Douglass Institute is a university
program for advancing multicultural studies across the curriculum and for
deepening the intellectual heritage of Frederick Douglass, the former slave,
distinguished orator, journalist, author, and statesman. Douglass, who was a
frequent visitor to the West Chester area, gave his last public lecture on West
Chester’s campus on February 1, 1895.
- Diversity in the Curriculum:
- Office of Services for Students with Disabilities