Davidson College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, has issued a statement reaffirming the college’s commitment to promoting diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
The statement reads in part:
“Davidson College understands that cultivating a broadly diverse community is crucial to our educational mission and to our foundational commitment to leadership and service. We seek out applications from talented faculty, staff and students from different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and physical abilities. Our policies do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. We welcome and strive to foster mutual respect among all members of our community. We explicitly assert our commitment to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) faculty, staff, students, and alumni and to their families.
“We believe that these policies are crucial to the realization of our aspirations and that they enable us to recruit and retain the highest caliber colleagues and students. Davidson reaffirms our commitment to these policies and we stand with all who seek a more just and humane world.”