Diversity Strategic Plan
In order to support Objectives 1 and 3 of the Focus on the Future Strategic Plan and our role within this “public university acting in the public interest and creating public good” (p. 2), the Division of Student Affairs makes a strong commitment to transformative actions intended to ensure all members of the campus community feel that they matter and experience a sense of belonging. Our actions will be a model for other divisions and units within BGSU as well as other peer institutions.
Objective 3 specifically calls for BGSU to “support all individuals to build a quality learning community that fosters diversity and inclusion, collaboration, creativity, and excellence.” To champion this objective, the Division of Student Affairs will prioritize the development of this community by providing premier services to underserved students.
To that end, the Division of Student Affairs will strive to:
- Recruit and retain diverse staff
- Develop and maintain Social Justice and Inclusion competencies in its workforce
- Provide accessible and culturally targeted programs and services
- Foster an inclusive campus climate
The Division of Student Affairs will commit to thorough and continual enhancement in all these areas by employing comprehensive data and assessment to inform and improve our practices. We are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of our students and community, and we will continue to help those we serve learn, grow, and contribute to the good of our global society.
* Key Terms and Definitions:
The ACPA and NASPA Professional Competency areas are intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals. The Social Justice and Inclusion Competency is defined as as both a process and a goal which includes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups while seeking to address and acknowledge issues of oppression, privilege, and power. A copy of the Professional Competencies can be found here.