In the Art Department, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our mission.

The disciplines of Art and Art History foster the intersections between creativity, criticality, and expression while acknowledging the diverse intersectional identities that make up the cultures in which we live. We are diligent in recognizing the cultural and discriminatory biases that are historically and systematically ingrained within the fabrics of our society’s cultural and educational institutions.

We are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and serve many first-generation students.

It is with this understanding that we strive for equitable inclusion for everyone. We endeavor to cultivate a respectful and safe environment for all students, staff, and faculty, regardless of but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, color, age, gender, gender identity and expression, trans and nonbinary identities, dis/ability, citizenship, caste, tribe, underrepresented groups, marital status, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, political belief, veteran status, immigration status, and religion. We stand in solidarity with and support historically marginalized communities. Additionally, we recognize that all members of our campus community – students, staff, and faculty – face a variety of experiences,and many endure barriers and systemic inequalities that are often unseen. The Art Department is committed to narrowing disparities in its effort to provide access to all in a safe and welcoming environment.

Updated: June 06, 2024