Barnard's 多样性、股票、 & 包容 使命宣言
Barnard’s core mission is to rigorously educate and empower women, providing them with the ability to think, 辨别, and move effectively in the world—a world that is different from when the College was founded. 现在比以往任何时候都重要, the success of our mission depends on the extent to which our community is diverse, 包容, 和公平. We know that academic excellence is impossible without the unique perspectives, 的想法, 方法, and contributions that come from having the broadest diversity of students, 教师, and staff across the College.
Our definition of diversity encompasses structural and social differences that form the basis of inequality in our society, 包括种族, 种族, 性别, 性, 社会经济类, 残疾, 宗教, 国籍, 原产国. 此外, our concern is with how differences in power and possibilities align with social categories and identities, and how these differences distinguish individuals and groups in ways that privilege some and constrain others.
To become the 包容 community we aspire to be, we must treat each other equitably and with respect, creating an environment where no voices are silenced and all of us can thrive. 在一起, our commitment to diversity, 包容, and equity has the potential to disrupt and transform entrenched practices and thinking. 结果就是, it will hold Barnard accountable to its goal of graduating students who are engaged world citizens possessed of a 辨别ing intelligence, an understanding of inequality and power, 道德勇气.
— 使命宣言 adopted by President’s Task Force on 多样性 and 包容, February 15, 2017