Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

 Missouri University of Science and Technology Diversity Statement

At Missouri S&T our entire campus community benefits from a climate that respects individual needs, abilities and potential, does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, and is characterized by equal access for all regardless of cultural differences

We commit to rising to the challenge of the trials facing our great nation and our world.  Missouri S&T accomplishes this through building an excellent educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the prism of human diversity, and an authentic understanding of the many differences-including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, national origin or military status-that make Missouri S&T stand apart from other institutions.

We expect every member of our academic family to support the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

 Operational Definition of Diversity

Diversity is our strength and it embraces all human differences while building on the commonalities that tie us together. It serves to eliminate discrimination, marginalization, and exclusion based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, national origin or military status.

Diversity focuses on building community through:

  • Composition of a diverse faculty, staff and student body

  • Curricula and learning experiences that prepare students to live and work in a diverse and global society
  • Campus life that allows students to develop and enhance leadership skills, global awareness while collaborating with faculty to teach, serve and conduct research that enhances knowledge and improves the quality of life, and staff to work in supportive workplace environments
  • Climate of inclusiveness to build a creative learning environment marked by openness, understanding, and valuing all people and perspectives.