The University Counseling Center affirms, honors, respects, and celebrates diversity in the broadest sense including age, body size and shape, differing abilities, gender, ethnicity, nationality, outward appearance, political ideology, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sexual and affectual orientation, and socioeconomic class. We are devoted to confronting discrimination, oppression, and prejudice in all of their many forms. As we work toward a more inclusive university community, we strive for the preservation and protection of fundamental human rights.
We recognize the need to continually change ourselves and influence others to understand and promote multiculturalism. Therefore, the Counseling Center seeks to maintain an atmosphere of respect and trust which encourages both students and staff members to explore, challenge, and discuss their own beliefs, biases, values, and behaviors with respect and safety. Together, we support our individual and collective growth as a multicultural agency with the knowledge that this ongoing process will allow us to embrace our differences and strengthen our community.