Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion statement

Johnson C. Smith University is an academic community and workplace environment which values diversity and the intellectual growth that results from the sharing and expression of different ideas and perspectives. Johnson C. Smith University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is strong and unwavering, and we espouse those values beyond the gates of our campus. JCSU actively recruits high-achieving students, faculty and staff from different cultures, races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities.

Johnson C. Smith University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. By creating a campus community that embraces inclusiveness, JCSU believes that all involved in the academic enterprise will grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and culturally while developing a sense of social responsibility. We use our intellectual and social capital to build trust and promote relationships across all boundaries to sustain community assets when working with neighborhoods surrounding the campus and with communities throughout the city.

Through direct actions on campus and partnerships with key organizations in the community, Johnson C. Smith University is steadfast in our dedication to serving as a catalyst for social change resulting in a global society that is grounded in social justice for all humankind.