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Diversity Matters

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all persons who walk through our door, treating all with dignity and respect. We value understanding, affirming, promoting, and celebrating diversity, which includes the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual/affectional orientation, physical and mental ability, age, socio-economic status, and religious/spiritual beliefs.

We acknowledge that prejudice and discrimination are detrimental to the populations we serve as well as to our own personal and professional development. Thus, the center's policies and procedures—as well as its activities, associations and interactions with the campus community—reflect and promote the dignity and worth of the individual and the value and strength of diversity in the community.

If students have experienced discrimination or oppression or have been witness to an act of oppression, they are encouraged to speak with a counselor about their thoughts, feelings and choices regarding this experience. For those students interesting in taking further action in response to the experience, we will assist connecting students with the appropriate authority or office.

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