Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Division of Diverse and Inclusive Excellence (DDIE) has worked with several campus partners to craft the following diversity and inclusion syllabus statement. The statement is intended to be used by those faculty who want to acknowledge their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the classroom and help students understand how they will be supported in that learning environment. The statement also notes expectations for student behavior and highlights KSU’s commitment to nondiscriminatory practices.

Inclusion & Non-Discrimination Statement

It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well-served by this course and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength, and benefit. My objective is to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity in ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. In this course, we welcome diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We engage each other with respect, honesty, and open-mindedness.  

Kennesaw State University ("KSU") is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military. Incidents of harassment and/or discrimination will not be tolerated in any circumstance and will be immediately met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, expulsion, or termination from KSU. Every member of the KSU community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. All members of the faculty, staff, and student body are expected to ensure that nondiscriminatory practices are followed at the University.