Diversity and Inclusion

MFT Program Definition of Diversity

Diversity encompasses the unique contextual dynamics and spectrum of human experience that exist with regard to race, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, age, religious and spiritual beliefs and practices, ethnicity, relationship status, political views, socio-economic status, immigration status, and health status. This definition of diversity includes life experiences, history of service and employment, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the scholarly and learning environment of our community. Diversity contributes to the richness and complexities of individuals, relationships, and human experiences.

MFT Program Diversity Statement

As a program, we strive to create a safe and inclusive space celebrating individuality and uniqueness of the human experience. To that end, we challenge our faculty, staff, and students to examine their own power and privilege within their social location, and to develop cultural humility and responsiveness in their own lives and in their interactions with the world around them. We do this through the development of a climate of safety, respect, inclusion, and appreciation of diverse, marginalized, and underserved/underrepresented populations. We do this through an emphasis on service learning, participatory action, and social justice.