Excellence Through Inclusion
Listen, Understand, Appreciate
Diversity is a term that touches our everyday lives. Its issues - inclusiveness, ethical, social and cultural development, equal opportunity - apply to us all regardless of our skin color, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physical abilities.
Central Michigan University is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment both in the university and in Mount Pleasant communities. The main purpose and mission of the Office for Institutional Diversity is to enable us all to recognize our differences and to live harmoniously with them in an environment of inclusiveness and respect.
There isn't any one of us - light-skinned or dark-skinned, female or male, lesbian, gay or straight, with full physical abilities or not - who has stopped searching for happiness and joy, who doesn't long for acceptance, or who doesn't want her/his rights to liberty and freedom respected. If we can find unity in our diversity, commonness in our uniqueness, we will find that what lies within is more powerful to bring us together with all our differences.
From our diversity comes strength, from our different ways of looking at the world opens up a world of opportunities, and from our uniqueness comes our beauty. Our differences reflect our choices to embrace life, but our similarities far outweigh our differences.
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