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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.

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, religious and nonreligious, economic, and national identities and ages. Our educational mission includes students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, first-generation college students, international students, students of varying ability or disability, and other identities.

Equity Action Plan 

Based on feedback and recommendations from our entire community — including students, alumnae, staff, faculty and administration — our Equity Action Plan serves as a framework to cultivate an equitable sense of belonging for everyone at Cedar Crest College.

Explore our Plan »  


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) in Allen House, College Dr, Allentown, PA 18103, includes our Center Staff office as well as a lounge and kitchenette. While students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations who share the mission of the CDI will be encouraged to use the space regularly,  to reserve the space  visit the on campus room reservation system.

Space can be reserved for programs, events, classes, and trainings. Students can access the space 24/7 using their Cedar Crest ID. Please see our MyCedarCrest page for more information on how to reserve the space.

Allen House
8 a.m. – Midnight
Phone: 610-606-4666 Ext. 3596