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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At the Quin Curtis Center, we seek to understand, value, and uplift individual differences, including but not limited to those related to: race, ethnicity, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender, sexuality, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance, veteran status, political affiliations, and socio-economic status.

Consistent with West Virginia University, the QCC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. We take personal and organizational responsibility to grow in our awareness of systemic issues, reduce barriers and bias, and develop our cultural humility. We are constantly growing, learning, and finding new ways to hold ourselves accountable to these efforts.

At the Quin Curtis Center, our mission is to create an environment that is safe and welcoming for all individuals. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion as we continue to develop policies, practices and procedures. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just a phrase; each word speaks to distinct values. Below are the definitions diversity, equity, and inclusion, in accordance with the University.

Diversity: The presence of difference. This is typically understood to mean who or what we think we see when we look around the room.

Equity: The process of ensuring that everyone has what they need to be successful

Inclusion: A climate in which historically marginalized people feel valued, supported and encouraged to succeed. A truly inclusive environment goes beyond allowing diverse people to be present.