The Office of Institutional Diversity works with faculty, staff, student clubs and organizations, and outside sources to provide services to students that help them explore and learn about themselves, other persons, cultures and traditions, and the world around them. Helpful strategies, programs and events are planned year-round for you get the most of the global, integrative and personal learning experiences offered here at Arcadia.
The Office also provides direct support and advocacy for (ALANA) African American, Latino Asian and Native American students and students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer (LGBTQ); and assists students with researching financial/scholarship related resources.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to provide institutional leadership for the development and implementation of programs, events and curricula which support diversity and inclusion; and support for all members of the Arcadia community in ensuring the civility of our campus’ climate. The Office of Institutional Diversity, in collaboration with the University’s administration, faculty, staff, students and the community at-large, provides opportunities for the development of a personal commitment to local and global civic engagement, and issues of social justice.
The Office of Institutional Diversity will serve as the University’s leading voice for addressing issues of diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, inclusion and civility; and its primary resource for providing opportunities for the training and development of faculty, staff and students to enhance awareness and appreciation for difference. The Office will provide direct support and advocacy for (ALANA) African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, and assessing the campus climate.