The Department of Communication’s statement of diversity

 

The Department of Communication is committed to cultivating an intellectual and social environment in which diversity, in its many forms, practices, and effects, is valued and developed.

The Department recognizes that there are historical and structural obstacles to realizing and sustaining this vision. The work of diversity, therefore, requires consistent attention and effort in order for diverse perspectives and underrepresented populations to fully contribute to and enhance the teaching, research, and governance of the Department.

The Department seeks to do more than provide equal access for everyone; through diversity work, it strives to produce democratic capacities that safeguard the value of difference.