Embracing Campus Diversity
Diversity Vision Statement
As a Jesuit and Catholic institution, Fairfield University strives to be a diverse learning community of culturally conscious individuals. The University values and celebrates different perspectives within a commitment to the God-given dignity of the human person. As an expression of its dedication to the service of faith and the promotion of justice, the Fairfield community seeks to create an environment that fosters a deep understanding of cultural and human diversity. This diversity enriches its members, both as individuals and as a community, and witnesses to the truth of human solidarity.
Fairfield University is committed to promoting dialogue among differing points of view in order to realize an integral understanding of what it is to be human. The University recognizes that transcending the nation's political and social divisions is a matter of valuing diversity and learning respect and reverence for individuals, in their similarities and their differences. Fairfield will continue to integrate diversity in all facets of University life - academic, administrative, social, and spiritual - as together, the community seeks to realize a vision of the common good.
Fairfield University defines diversity in the broadest sense, reflecting its commitment to human persons and service to all men and women. Diversity encompasses not only racial, ethnic, and religious diversity, but also diversity of socioeconomic contexts, cultural perspectives, national origins, sexual orientation, physical ability, and educational backgrounds.