2017-18_Student_Handbook - page 134

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COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
In our effort to create a positive living and learning environment for all student regardless
of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics,
national origin, marital status, political belief or affiliation, and economic or perceived
social status, we are committed to fully respecting, supporting, and celebrating the
diversity which exists in and around our campus.
The campus community consists of students, faculty, staff and administrators and it is our
belief that all community members have a responsibility, individually and collectively, to
create an environment that is respectful, supportive, and inclusive of all people. As the
demographics of our community continues to change, all community members must share
in the commitment to provide equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of race,
religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, national
origin, marital status, political belief or affiliation, and economic or perceived social status..
All Residential Life Staff are committed to teaching and learning the skills necessary to
eliminate stereotypes and prejudice in order to provide a living, learning, and working
environment which is respectful and supportive of all Lake Region State College students,
staff and faculty.
We acknowledge that our society carries historical and divisive biases based on race,
religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, national
origin, marital status, political belief or affiliation, and economic or perceived social
status. Therefore, we will make a concerted effort to change attitudes towards and make
accommodations for people who come to us from various cultures, different ages, and
differing abilities. We strive to eliminate misinterpretation of verbal and non-verbal
communication patterns, different standards of time, cultural and familial relationships,
varying work norms, and concepts of team and leadership style. We also seek to promote
awareness through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict.
Diversity enriches the ability of Lake Region State College to accomplish its academic
mission by broadening and deepening the educational experience through interactions of
students and faculty frommultiple backgrounds and perspectives. Diversification offers
social participation and mutual understanding to all students, regardless of their heritage,
orientation, or situation. It provides equality of access and opportunity so that every
segment of our community can contribute to and benefit from our institution.
We are committed to the enforcement of policies that promote the fulfillment of these
principles, including those prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
We will strive to eliminate verbal or written abuses, intimidations, or hostile remarks
against any member of our community that constitute harassment under Lake Region
State College’s Harassment Policy .
REFERENCES FOR STUDENTS
(All are available from Student Services and online)
• Lake Region State College Catalog
• Lake Region State College Housing Contract
• Lake Region State College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
• Lake Region State College Policies and Procedures Manual
• Lake Region State College Student Senate Constitution
• State Board of HIgher Education Policy Manual
• North Dakota University System Procedures Manual
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