Our Core Values

The importance of diversity at Adelphi University

To remain relevant to the staff, faculty and students they serve, colleges and universities must reflect the changing demographics of the population and the growing globalization of society. Diversity is an affirmation of the richness of human differences, ideas, and beliefs. Advancing diversity in the context of higher education involves promoting a climate of intercultural awareness and respect; engaging the curriculum to appreciate the depth and breadth of diverse thoughts and perspectives; and actively seeking a diverse student body, faculty and staff in the composition of the university.

The Three C’s

At Adelphi University we want our students to become citizens who understand and appreciate diversity on an authentic internalized level; meaning students have an opportunity to experience diversity and gain a genuine appreciation for domestic and global diversity that allows them to respect, include and support all diversity. Diversity consists of three core components:

  • Curriculum

    • Infusion and course specific objectives for enhancing diversity throughout the curriculum
    • Promote different perspectives, histories, and contributions of diverse individuals
  • Composition

    • Recruitment/Retention of diverse faculty and students
    • Faculty role on Search committee regarding diversity
    • Tenure and promotion to support diverse research interests
  • Climate

    • Creating a welcoming and supportive climate for diverse students and faculty to promote intercultural awareness
    • Tolerance and valuing of differences within the classroom
    • Promoting dialogue between and among diverse groups

For further information, please contact:

Diversity Committee
e - AUdiversity@adelphi.edu or fill out our contact form

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Thoughts on Diversity

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