Diversity Plan

The School of Communication is committed to diversity as a fundamental value in fulfilling its mission. It is important to acknowledge and appreciate the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and embraces individual and collective achievements. The School recognizes the critical importance of educating its students to embrace diversity as an important consideration in their careers and as a means of contributing to society. 

Diverse individuals and groups bring varied human characteristics to the School. 

Dimension of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, marital status, faith or non-faith perspectives, military experiences and political thoughts.  

A diverse school provides for a diverse classroom setting, which facilitates exchange among individuals with different perspectives. The School will expose students to alternative viewpoints and will encourage critical thinking related to diversity and to multicultural and global issues. In addition to ensuring that diversity is an emphasis in classes and curriculum, the School will work to ensure that diversity is reflected in student, administrator, faculty, and staff recruitment, and in its activities, initiatives, programs and outreach. 

The School will actively demonstrate Radford University’s values for diversity and inclusion: 

Foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment; provide social and educational experiences for students, faculty, and staff that will enhance their cultural experiences, to encourage greater global citizenry; have an actively engaged campus community that is aware of and appreciates, multiculturalism and the multi-faceted aspects of our identity that each of us brings to the table.

All faculty, staff and administrators share responsibility for achieving these diversity goals. 

Please follow this link to view our Diversity Plan: School of Communication Diversity Plan