Aquinas celebrates and maintains an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion consistent with our mission and values. We will strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all students to feel welcome; to defeat racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination and intolerance; and ensure that Aquinas continues to be a fully inclusive and a safe place for all.
GOODNESS: We affirm the intrinsic goodness of every person as we are all created in God’s image and endowed by the Creator with dignity and rights across all differences, irrespective of background, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, wealth, or self-identity.
DISCIPLINE: Our responsibility is to build a community where all people feel safe, belong, are included, and able to have authentic engagement in our community. We stand in solidarity to live as one Aquinas family.
KNOWLEDGE: We strive to learn from the past and better our future. We take pride in our different backgrounds and experiences and embrace all of the ways in which we are diverse. We will act with courage when confronted with injustice, translating these values into action by promoting a spirit of diversity and inclusion through academic inquiry, continued dialogue, and programs and opportunities that reflect our foundational belief in the dignity of all people.