3.  STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM

Opportunities to gain experience within a diverse environment and to develop appreciation of multiculturalism are considered to be important elements of the educational experience for all students.  An emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity should foster an atmosphere within the university which recognizes and celebrates both the similarities and differences among all persons to create a collegiate community which reflects the world community and which provides a wide range of role models for students.  The focus of responsibility for the design of educational experiences, including multicultural experiences, resides with each institution.