Diversity and Inclusion

Marian’s Diversity Statement

Marian University is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The shared responsibility of student success requires a comprehensive approach to providing resources and support for students of all backgrounds and cultures and is critical to retaining and graduating culturally competent students who contribute positively to local and global communities. Marian University will continue to build on the legacy of the Congregation Sisters of St. Agnes with our commitment to social justice by creating individual and societal change that supports the value, dignity, and opportunity of every person.

Marian University’s Principles of Inclusivity

  • We strive to uphold the dignity of every person and to confront challenges to that dignity. Marian University does not tolerate inappropriate use of power or authority by its members, nor do we condone any other violation of human dignity
  • We serve with sensitivity and commitment to our core values – learning, community, service, social justice, spiritual traditions
  • We create opportunities for partnership and collaboration with organizations in the Fond du Lac community
  • We promote a campus climate of inclusion and mutual respect to foster student success
  • We are inclusive in all forms of communication

How Marian University Envisions Its Diversity Efforts

  • We create training designed to help employees and students take a positive, proactive approach toward diversity that goes beyond passive non-discrimination
  • We effectively disseminating information to students and employees about our diversity goals
  • We teach specific diversity management skills
  • We improve student and employee awareness and self-efficacy at the individual level
  • We improve the reputation of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the organizational level

Diversity Toolkit

Marian University strives to provide information, specifically pertaining to diversity and inclusion, to not only our internal community, but also those outside of Marian. Below you will find links to a variety of tools. Should you have questions, please connect with our Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 920.923.8577 or via email at diversityandinclusion@marianuniversity.edu

Diversity Activities Resource Guide
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Glossary
How to fight racism in school
Additional hands-on resources available for check out including The Racial Climate DVD
A Day in the Life: How Racism Impacts Families of Color

Printed versions of the documents on this page are available upon request. Please contact diversityandinclusion@marianuniversity.edu

Non-Discriminatory Statement

Marian University adheres to all policies of non-discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, handicap, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, arrest record or conviction, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, and local laws. The entire policy may be reviewed here

Student Support and Engagement

In striving to cultivate a diverse learning experience, we give additional support to students of varying cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs. Marian University strives to create an inclusive environment where everyone can get the assistance they need, when they need it.

Affinity Groups – ALANA (formerly AHANA – Africans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans) was coined in 1979 by a few Boston College undergraduates who were unsettled that the word “minority” was being used to describe people of color. AHANA represents inclusiveness, and institutions all across the country have adopted the term, or its alternative ALANA – which is what Marian University uses.

  • SPECTRUM (in the list of student clubs)
  • Black Student Union
  • The Diversity Club

Printed versions of the documents on this page are available upon request. Please contact diversityandinclusion@marianuniversity.edu

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Hornung Student Center
45 S. National Ave. Fond du Lac. WI 54935