We value a learning environment that welcomes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds.

We believe that a healthy society requires that everyone is provided dignity and respect, and that opportunity should be afforded to everyone, not varying by age, race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, criminal history, or religion.

We believe that we must transform both the societal systems and our own internal biases that promote and maintain inequality and any way of being that considers others as less than (racism, sexism, etc.).  We stand with Black Lives Matter, embrace applicants from underrepresented groups, and humbly endeavor to acknowledge the ways we benefit from inequality.