Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Honors College wishes to promote DEI among its students, as it is important to Millersville University that everyone is accepted and feels accepted into campus life.

The HC especially recognized the importance in recognizing and lifting up those who are usually underrepresented, marginalized, and silenced within the community. This involves recognizing differences, or the diversity among those around you. Differences may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, disability, age, religious commitment, political perspective, and even field of study.

 Equity involves being kind and impartial to everyone as a form of acceptance, whether it is through procedures, processes, and distribution of resources. This involves avoiding disparities within our community through treating all the way you would want to be treated, and even more deeply aiming to acquire an understanding of the root causes of such disparities. Everyone has a little power in society, and so you want to be sure to use the little you got to help raise those who have less than you.

 Inclusion involves accepting and welcoming everyone, along with taking the steps necessary to be sure that everyone also truly feels invited within the community. This involves current students, future university students, faculty, and even the outside community. Further, it involves allowing everyone to have the equal chance to fully participate in decision making processes, opportunities, and development of the community and its inner organizations.

 This leads to the HC having a goal to prevent discrimination of any kind to any person. Further, it is wished that diversity is continually promoted as an asset to Millersville University’s community and campus. This is done through promotion of friendliness, mingling, and collaboration among its students, along with students outside of the Honors College itself. Through a variety of students meeting each other and being exposed to each other, it is hoped any differences will be highlighted as a uniqueness that encourages individuality rather than distinction.