Diversity: A Core Value, a Core Strength
Lamar University is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates all expressions of diversity and identity as we prepare students to thrive in a culturally diverse and global society.
Academic and student engagement programs and initiatives reflect this commitment by promoting equal opportunity and social justice, celebrating and fostering diversity, recruitment and retention of diverse constituencies, and building a community that values and respects the differences and commonalities that each and every individual brings to Lamar. This commitment to diversity is supported by collaborative efforts among administration, faculty, staff, and students and impacts academic satisfaction, academic success, student retention and graduation of the student body.
To guide and direct the comprehensive diversity and inclusion initiatives of Lamar University administration, faculty, staff and students, the concept of diversity will encompass the presence and participation of individuals who differ by race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability status, socio-economic status, and other cultural affiliations. The terms diversity and multicultural are used interchangeably, both implying efforts to remove barriers which prevent cultural inclusion.