Department of English Diversity Statement

The Department of English is a home for study of the diversity of writing in English, and we cherish the diversity of our students and faculty. We are committed to supporting members of our community across our rich differences of race and ethnicity, religion, politics, ability and disability, gender, sexuality, and immigration status. Respect for those differences is a shared and essential intellectual value.

We affirm in particular our commitment to protecting the most vulnerable, to the imaginative work of understanding one another, and to the power of language as a force for social justice and a means of bridging differences.