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.
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: