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Diversity Plan and Civility Statement


The School of Journalism & Electronic Media is committed to fostering a vibrant multicultural and multi-ethnic environment that values diversity for achieving an inclusive curriculum, a diverse faculty, and student population, and a supportive climate for working and learning.

This School values domestic and global diversity that serves and reflects the society we live in. JEM defines diversity and inclusion as acceptance of all people regardless of race, gender, age, and sexual orientation, or societal, political, cultural, economic, spiritual, or physical differences.


The School wants to build and maintain a climate that is comfortable for all. In communication, it is especially important that everyone display respect for all and avoid racist, sexist, homophobic or other negative languages that may unnecessarily exclude members of campus and classrooms. This is not an exhaustive list of behaviors; rather, it represents the minimal standards that help make JEM a productive place for all concerned.