Inclusive Excellence at Stetson University is not Black and White

Stetson University is a welcoming community that proactively and intentionally engages inclusion both as a core value of our community and intellectual/creative life and as a means to effect institutional transformation at all levels of the institution.

We believe individual and cultural differences enhance all aspects of our educational mission, but we also aspire to foster critical understanding of the interpersonal and institutional dimensions of these differences.

We strive to be a community that at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels:

  • Welcomes, respects and bridges differences;
  • Recognizes the value of diversity in advancing the university and local and global societies;
  • Creates inclusive learning environments, including a diverse curriculum predicated on ideas of inclusivity, community engagement, and social justice; and
  • Aims to build more socially heterogeneous bodies of students, faculty and staff.

Stetson University’s commitment to making excellence inclusive extends throughout the University and to each of our core values: global citizenship, intellectual development, and personal growth. We aspire in our daily work to move from dialogue to action

We strongly encourage persons of all demographic groups including members of underrepresented groups and women, to apply for employment at Stetson University. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Making  excellence inclusive is one of the four pillars of the faculty  professional  development program at Stetson University and reflects the foundational goal of our 2014-2019 Strategic Map to Be A Diverse Community of Inclusive Excellence.

As a result,  all goals, strategies, activities, and assessments by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence are designed with an inclusive lens. Our programs and initiatives focus on deepening learning to make excellence inclusive.