Mission & Vision
Westminster's Diversity Center serves as the central resource for community building and support services for First Generation College Students, LGBTQ Students, Students of Color, and Allies.
To build a respectful and inclusive atmosphere, reassuring that our students feel comfortable to be diverse. Our view of diversity encompasses identity-based, social, political, and geographic dimensions, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic (class) status, (dis)ability, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, religion, age, and language. In recognition of an increasingly multicultural and global society, the College's understanding of diversity also includes underrepresented U.S. (domestic) populations as well as international communities across all borders, geographic and symbolic.
For Westminster College, diversity and inclusion involves the acknowledgement and active engagement of the values, experiences, world views, and inter-sectional identities and characteristics of all members of our campus community.
To build an inclusive and welcoming student-centered teaching and learning environment through its meaningful commitment to consistently examining and implementing new practices that cultivate a respectful and equitable campus culture.
Honoring the complexities of local and global individual differences and identities, the Diversity Center facilitates learning excellence, leadership development, and individual awareness through programs, dialogues, training, and study abroad opportunities grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equity in a global and changing world.