George Mason University is a dynamic environment characterized by shared leadership that fosters learning and human development. In order to educate such leaders, the University is committed to promoting diversity and creating a community that cultivates a wealth of viewpoints. While a breadth of perspectives is important, we are especially concerned with having the most difficult conversations, hearing the voices least heard and sustaining an accessible inclusive environment that empowers all members of the campus community to achieve their highest potential without fear of discrimination. We seek to challenge the status quo, perceptions, and stereotypes that interfere with achieving access, equity and cultural competency.
We encourage every member of our university community to embrace the
underlying values of this vision, and to demonstrate a strong commitment to
supporting, retaining, and attracting students, faculty, and staff who
reflect the diversity of our larger society. Finally, we recognize that the
attainment of this vision is not only possible, but critical to our
viability, to meeting our potential as a university and most importantly, to
the success of our students.