Marian’s Principles of Inclusivity

  • The Marian community strives to uphold the dignity of every person and to confront challenges to that dignity. The University does not tolerate inappropriate use of power or authority by its members, nor does the University condone any other violation of human dignity
  • Serving with sensitivity and commitment to our five core values (learning, community, service, social justice, spiritual traditions)
  • Creating opportunities for partnership and collaboration with organizations in the Fond du Lac community
  • Promoting a campus climate of inclusion and mutual respect to foster student success
  • Be inclusive in all forms of communication

How Marian University Envisions its Diversity Efforts

  • Organizing training designed to help employees and students take a positive, proactive approach toward diversity that goes beyond passive non-discrimination
  • Effectively disseminating information to students and employees about Marian’s diversity goals
  • Teaching specific diversity management skills
  • Improving students’ and employees’ awareness and self-efficacy at the individual level
  • Improving the reputation of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the organizational level

Our Vision

The overall vision of this strategic diversity plan is to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Overall Goals for the Academic Year 2018-2019

  1. A Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey will be administered in the fall 2018 to assess the campus climate around cultural sensitivity and issues of inclusion etc. The data will be used to inform polices, programs, student support, and practices as we move forward.
  2. Ongoing faculty, staff and students’ cultural humility training
  3. Programs, events and volunteerism that enhances awareness around issues of inclusivity:
  • Travel exhibit – Black And Brown Faces A New Narrative
  • Volunteer with me noon to one – selected community organizations
  • Food for your soul series – once per month on Tuesdays
  • Can We Talk? Community Conversations Series
  • Marian’s Travel College Panel
  • Marian’s Inclusivity Lunch Series
  • This is a Brave Space Series
  • HEDIT Diversity Conference 2018

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 accessed and reviewed here