Diversity Principles

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication practices inclusivity in student, staff and faculty populations in order to create an academic environment that embraces diversity of thought and acceptance of all people regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or societal, political, cultural, economic, spiritual or physical differences.

To this end, the school directs efforts to the following four principles:

  • Actively seek out and encourage diverse populations to become productive members of the faculty, staff and the student body.
  • Create and maintain a work, learning and social environment that is cognizant and supportive of a diversity of human differences and beliefs.
  • Incorporate within the formal content of the curriculum and in each course an affirmation of the core journalistic values of accuracy, fairness, ethical behavior and sensitivity when reflecting an increasingly multicultural world.
  • Foster and support a climate in which events and activities of the school reflect diversity of awareness, sensitivity to and support for people of different origins, orientations and abilities.