East Stroudsburg University's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
East Stroudsburg University recognizes that achieving academic and inclusive excellence requires challenging bias with a focus on equity. ESU is committed to creating a supportive campus climate where all members of the ESU community feel a sense of responsibility to grow and contribute positively to a just, global and diverse society.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Rationale
ESU’s DEI Statement was created to be a foundational recognition of the institutional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. This statement sets a campus-wide purposeful tone for how ESU will address issues related to DEI and continue its growth and development in this area.
Commitment to Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Learning Environment
ESU is committed to cultivating an environment where the quality of education is enhanced and enriched by a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community. The University is committed to creating a campus where differences are celebrated through a supportive climate in which students can reach their full academic potential, and in which faculty and staff develop and flourish personally and professionally. ESU faculty and staff continuously engage in diversity and anti-bias education and training, and many serve as facilitators in diverse and equitable campus programming. Developing an inclusive campus community is an ever-evolving pursuit of the University as it prepares students to live and work in a multicultural nation and world. At ESU, students learn to serve, lead, and succeed in a diverse, global society.
Values and Guiding Principles
ESU is committed to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of speech and expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, environmental stewardship, and accountability for the actions and the resources entrusted to us. At ESU, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are fundamental to academic learning and personal growth. ESU values dialogue and strives to approach difficult conversations with honesty, responsibility, and respect. Through open dialogue, genuine concerns and perceived challenges are addressed, and mutually acceptable solutions are discovered.