CHOICE Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOICE is committed to creating an inclusive academic community where every individual is treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We strongly believe that diversity enriches learning, broadens the perspectives of all in our program, and improves our sense of community. Diversity requires an atmosphere of inclusion, tolerance, respect, and equity.

Our equality and diversity principles:

  • We value the tremendous diversity of the human experience and believe that this diversity strengthens our communities and our program.
  • We believe that discrimination or exclusion based on individual characteristics and circumstances, such as age; disability; caring or dependency responsibilities; gender or gender identity; marriage and civil partnership status; political opinion; pregnancy and maternity; race, color, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation; socio‐economic status; or other distinctions, is unjust and represents a waste of talent and a denial of opportunity for self‐fulfillment.
  • We recognize that patterns of under‐representation and differences in outcomes at CHOICE can be challenged through positive action.
  • We respect the rights of individuals, including the right to hold their own opinions and beliefs, but will not allow these opinions to be manifested in a way that is hostile or degrading to others.
  • We expect commitment and involvement from all our faculty, staff, and students in working towards the achievement of our vision.