Institutional Commitment and Focus
Excerpt from the Strategic Plan, Goal II
"We will succeed only to the extent that our graduates are accomplished at interacting with persons whose backgrounds differ from theirs—seeing difference as a positive feature and knowing how to forge relationships that span what once would have constituted divides within the human community. We must address the complex needs of an increasingly diverse student population, enabling all our students to attain high levels of achievement. We need to become more creative in helping all of our students develop the interpersonal skills required to interact successfully not just within an increasingly diverse College population but even more importantly within our increasingly pluralistic world. As one vehicle for fostering such learning, we will develop new ways to engage our students beyond the classroom through collaborative research, service learning, internships, and volunteer activities."