Diversity

UHSP students in Costa Rica near the Cloud Forest.

As students, faculty and staff at a public land grant university, we are committed to furthering access and inclusion by fostering intellectual, cultural, social and emotional growth and responsibility. All members of our community have the right to inclusion, respect, agency and a voice in our community regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status. We, the members of this community, pledge to uphold these values.

Land Acknowledgement (adapted from a statement by Lynn Locklear-Fisher): Our university stands on unceded lands with past and present ties to indigenous peoples, lands that have witnessed the systemic maltreatment of enslaved persons and their descendants. We recognize these facts, honor these people, and work to rectify injustices and exclusions past and present.