We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is deeply committed to supporting a learning and living environment in which all students, faculty, staff and community members are welcomed and respected. This commitment is reflected in one of our university’s core values—inclusiveness—in which we commit ourselves to “create an environment of mutual respect, professional behavior, academic freedom and appreciation of individual differences and rich cultural diversity.” As chancellor, I believe that our strong and purposeful support of the many faces and aspects of diversity enriches our academic enterprise, and better prepares our students for the next steps in their lives.
~Dean Van Galen, Chancellor