UNE is an exceptionally welcoming community of students, faculty, and professional staff. We will build on this environment to create a climate on and around our campuses that respects and honors all dimensions of human difference. We will ensure that people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints are represented and supported on all of our campuses and extended learning sites. Moreover, we believe that diversity is about more than a particular head count; it must also reflect the frequency and quality of our interactions. Thus, we will foster vigorous and constructive discourse among the members of (and visitors to) our community that will support our fundamental mission of promoting learning, research, and personal growth. In addition, these efforts will instill in our students, faculty, and professional staff the desire and capacities to promote greater equity, fairness, and justice in the numerous professional and community settings where they will lead their lives and in society at large.
- Build a UNE community that is diverse along all dimensions of human difference.
- Enhance the inclusiveness of our community, fully integrating all students, faculty, and professional staff into the life of the University as respected and recognized members.