Saint Martin’s University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which every member of our institution is valued and respected. Our meaning and practice of community is rooted in our Catholic, Benedictine heritage. We treasure persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities and we encourage an appreciation and validation of all cultures. In community, we recognize our mutual inter-dependence with one another. Every student, faculty, and staff brings a sacredness and uniqueness that makes us who we are. We are our community.
In light of our identity and values as a Catholic, Benedictine university, it is imperative to our meaning and practice of community to address experiences of intended or unintended bias that result in negative impact for any member of our community. Passive and active forms of marginalization related to ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, Indigenous background, veteran status, age, refugee or undocumented status, or socio-economic class must be continuously addressed to ensurethat all members of our Saint Martin’s University community have access to optimal conditions for learning, working, and relating.