Cedar Crest College’s commitment to diversity embraces the Association of American Colleges & Universities' (AAC&U) signature concept of 'inclusive excellence.' Inclusive excellence calls for the development of comprehensive institution-wide policies that promote educational excellence through the pursuit of diversity in the learning environment, curriculum, and teaching. Therefore, as we value learning in a diverse environment, we must commit our attention and resources needed to ensure that all students are able to achieve the learning outcomes represented in a Cedar Crest College degree. This effort is guided by the college’s strategic initiatives and developed by the College’s Diversity Council, in collaboration with staff, faculty and students from across the institution.
Cedar Crest Diversity Statement
Founded under the mission to expand women’s access to higher-education, Cedar Crest College values difference in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment. The College is committed to educational excellence, leadership, and civic engagement in a pluralistic society. We thus embrace an inclusive community that brings together students, faculty, and staff of different racial and multi-racial, ethnic and multi-ethnic, gender and sexually diverse, economic, religious, and national identities and ages, including students of color, first-generation college students, international students, students of varying ability/disability, and other students underrepresented in higher education.