MMA recognizes that “diversity” encompasses the recognition of an entire spectrum of self- and group- identities. It includes an understanding and appreciation of difference in race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, class, physical ability, and learning ability.
As our campus demographics have changed, MMA has worked to address their changing needs. Past efforts have included successful task force initiatives to address the needs of women, international students, nontraditional students, and students with disabilities. As these programs and efforts continue, we find that we are increasingly challenged by all aspects of diversity. In order to prepare our students to be successful in an increasingly global and diverse work place, our Board of Trustees has endorsed MMA taking an active role in developing a dynamic and inclusive living and learning community.