Commitment to Diversity
The Counseling Psychology Program has a strong commitment to promoting the personal and academic growth for our students in an atmosphere conducive for learning, good decision making, development of leadership skills, and skills emphasizing the significance of diversity. As part of the program’s value of diversity, we are working to enhance the diversity among our students, faculty, and staff. To this end we have developed a diversity recruitment plan that will help the program reflect the diversity of the U.S. population. Our plan includes taking specific steps in
- recruiting faculty and students from diverse backgrounds to enrich our program,
- creating an academic, social and emotional environment that embraces diversity, and
- creating materials that communicate the importance of diversity in the program to assist in recruiting and retaining students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
The faculty members in the program believe that diversity spans all aspects of counseling psychology. As a result, our faculty members take every opportunity to infuse issues relating to diversity in course work, counseling practica, supervision, and when addressing student personal development. Further, our faculty make concerted efforts to become involved in research and professional endeavors that embrace diversity.