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Conversations on Diversity
Diversity Statement of Jefferson College:
Jefferson College is a community leader dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity through opportunities and experiences that foster a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and understanding for everyone in the campus community to engage in a diverse world.
Diversity and inclusion at Jefferson College is a collective effort that comes from staff, faculty and students working together to make sure our campus is a welcoming place for all people, regardless of background or identity.
Beyond demographic and cultural shifts, cultural competence is a professional skill and an educational imperative. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education has listed “operating in a diverse world” as a vital element of general education programs at colleges and universities.
The American Association of Colleges and Universities emphasized that inclusive campuses not only promote unique learning opportunities, they also help students from non-majority populations feel connected to the institution.
The purpose of these presentations is to promote this work through our Diversity Committee at Jefferson College. These events have been possible with the support of our Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment series (PACE).
Since PACE was unable to present live performances for the 2020-21 year, we have utilized some of our funding to further the cultural enrichment of our community in collaboration with the Diversity Committee.