Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (DCE) is to support the College in its efforts to transform the teaching, learning, and working environment into one of full inclusion and equity for all, to promote and advance the value of global citizenship, and to develop and sustain engagement programs that empower the community and build knowledge while integrating scholarship with real life experience.    

To this end, DCE coordinates faculty-led study abroad programs and facilitates faculty and student international exchanges, joint research and joint publications. We offer programs, workshops, and seminars aimed at increasing cultural competency and developing a campus climate that respects the full range of human diversity. We collaborate with community organizations to identify areas of need that can be addressed with the support of human and financial resources from the College of Arts and Sciences with particular focus on linking students, faculty, and staff as respectful partners in community development efforts.