Equity & Inclusion Statement

ACPA-MICHIGAN EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT


ACPA – Michigan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, age, national/ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, faith, veteran status, sexual/affectional orientation, disability, social/economic class, in its policies, procedures, or practices. This non-discrimination policy covers membership, leadership, and access to ACPA – Michigan programs and activities including, but not limited to, publications, workshops, committees, events, and conferences.

“Good practice in student affairs builds supportive and inclusive communities. Student learning occurs best in safe and caring communities that value diversity and debate, promote belonging, and demand social responsibility.” Principles of Good Practice in Student Affairs.

In accordance with the ACPA College Student Educators International and the Principles of Good Practice in Student Affairs, ACPA – Michigan acknowledges that equal access cannot be fully realized until each individual is accepted into an environment free of prejudice and bias. By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of members, constituent groups, and partners foster a culture of belonging, collaboration, innovation, and mutual respect.

ACPA – Michigan strives to have diversity within its own membership, as well as the campuses that its membership represents. ACPA – Michigan is committed to providing continuing education for its membership, which focuses on eliminating prejudice, stereotypes, and behaviors that adversely impact our colleagues, our students, and our campuses.

ACPA-Michigan strives to support and engage in the ACPA Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization.

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