Diversity Statement

Misericordia University recognizes the importance of living the mission in our words and our deeds, demonstrating mercy, service, justice, and hospitality, and supporting the ideals of a democratic society. Therefore, we are dedicated to promoting a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of difference.

We believe, as members of a democratic society, that individuals have not only the right to live their lives according to their own values and beliefs, but also the obligation to respect the right of others to do the same.

We believe all people should be treated with civility, deserving to be heard without demeaning judgments of others.

We believe, as an educational community, that we have the responsibility to learn about each other in order to benefit from our diverse population.

We believe our demonstration of individual integrity and mutual respect sets a standard for the community and exemplifies a broader commitment to human understanding and service.