Theme 5: Committing to Institutional Diversity and Global Engagement

Strategic Goal

Build upon our distinction in international education and embrace a multilayered understanding of diversity that acknowledges the traditional definitions of race, class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation and goes further to fully appreciate each individual’s personal dimensions and identities.


  1. Evaluate and understand the opportunities and challenges of a comprehensive approach to diversity and implement the support, changes, and programs required for success.

  2. Enhance plans to recruit, support, and graduate an increasingly diverse student population.

  3. Extend and enrich faculty and staff professional development and training to support the continued growth and success of an increasingly diverse student population.

  4. Hire, support, and retain a diverse and globally-aware population of faculty and staff while promoting varied intellectual perspectives.

  5. Promote, increase access to, and strengthen the links among existing and new cross-cultural experiences in curricular and co-curricular settings in order to better connect the global Arcadia University community.

  6. Develop and implement a campus-wide strategy that deepens existing relationships and establishes new programs with global education partners–with intentional focus on broadening opportunities for students in all degree programs.

  7. Identify connections and assist faculty in the intentional infusion of diverse global content into courses, academic programs, and student experiences.