Diversity & Inclusion
As a community and a college we value diversity in all its forms. We recognize and embrace the many differences that make us who we are.
We also know that we are on a journey. We recognize that there is more we can do to foster a welcoming and collaborative community for everyone. Landmark College’s (LC) commitment to diversity and inclusion has never been stronger.
How We Define Diversity
Diversity encompasses the many intersecting identities found within our campus and the broader community, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic class, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, neuro-diversity, religious affiliation, political viewpoints, as well as first generation college students. While the language and definitions of diversity are dynamic and ever changing, diversity enhances learning by challenging us to regularly discuss and understand experiences, values, and ideas different from our own.
Our Vision of Diversity
LC recognizes the multiple identities, histories, and experiences of the individuals that make up our campus community and society at large. We encourage the meaningful learning that occurs when individuals and groups transcend boundaries to engage with those whose perspectives differ from their own.
Founded on the belief that differences in learning styles should be celebrated, LC created a community where such differences are the norm, not the exception. Today that belief has grown to include diversity in all of its many forms. Constantly learning and growing, LC purposefully engages students, faculty, and staff in an ongoing dialogue around diversity. We recognize that purposeful engagement around issues of social justice and diversity is challenging, and often there are no easy answers, but we are committed to the process.
Our goal is to foster a culture that celebrates differences and challenges stereotypes and hidden assumptions; engages in meaningful discussions around power, privilege, and oppression; and creates a community built on respect and support. We demonstrate our commitment to historically underrepresented groups and diversity in all aspects of campus life and embolden our community to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and socially just campus environment.