Office of Diversity & Inclusion

All are welcome at Immaculata University

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Immaculata University, a Catholic academic community, founded and sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is committed to the respect and dignity of all human persons. In keeping with the University’s mission and core values, Immaculata University:

  • Creates a welcoming and supportive environment for all
  • Strives to be inclusive and nurtures the spiritual, ethical, intellectual and social/physical wellbeing of all its members.
  • Values service because justice demands action in favor of all members of the human family, especially the most vulnerable.
  • Empowers all to seek truth, promote justice, and engage in dialogue between faith and culture.
  • Seeks to create a world of greater solidarity, where all people are empowered to reach their full potential

 

Activities and Education

To increase the cultural competence of all students, we offer programs and bring speakers to campus to raise awareness and appreciation of diversity. We will deliver trainings and education to address discrimination, bias, misconceptions, and stereotypes.

Cultural Celebration Months

We collaborate with various student clubs and departments to sponsor a variety of events that celebrate different cultures through food, music, and fun activities.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 11)
  • Respect Week (October 15-19)
  • Heritage Month (November)
  • International Education Week (held in November)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January)
  • Black History Month (February)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Multicultural Celebration Week (April)

 

Cultural Immersion Trips

Visit an educational exhibit, museum, or event to immerse yourself in a day-long cultural experience. Discussion and reflection will follow the experience. This is a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, explore something new and learn about various cultures.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Iota Gamma Xi
  • African American Cultural Society (AACS)
  • Latin Flavor
  • Spectrum (LGBTQ Organization)
  • Multicultural Council (Student Government Association)

 

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This is Immaculata

At Immaculata, we want to create a campus community characterized by openness, sensitivity, and a willingness to value differences among individuals, groups, cultures, subcultures and differing perspectives. We believe your education at Immaculata should give you opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives, and we hope you will be eager to understand people and groups who differ from you.

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