Our understanding of diversity prevents any individual from being excluded from this community on the grounds of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status or class.

Saint Joseph's acknowledges the dignity of the individual and commits itself to promoting awareness of and sensitivity to human differences. We recognize that the contributions made by diverse groups serve to benefit the personal, academic, and professional growth of all of members of the community. Viewed affirmatively, our commitment to diversity means:

  • that, consistent with our mission, Saint Joseph's University will actively seek to welcome and retain a diverse and inclusive community of students, staff, and faculty
  • that, through our programs, policies, and curricula, we will foster interaction and understanding among all groups within our community,
  • that we will make a special effort to enrich ourselves educationally by including at every level people from other nations and cultures.

Increasingly conscious of a more interdependent world, Saint Joseph's remains dedicated to developing people for and with others.