Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice

The Office of Residence Life’s Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice

Residence Life is committed to creating and maintaining safe, inclusive communities that welcome and accept people of all identities. The diverse characteristics and backgrounds of our residents and staff are central to the mission and values of Residence Life. We seek to create an environment that invites the full and equal participation from all who live and work in our halls. We believe that a multicultural, socially-just environment is essential to the personal growth of students and staff, and their involvement in our increasingly global world.

Our residence halls are global, multicultural communities of individuals representing a diverse blend of backgrounds and academic interests. We strive to work and live together in an atmosphere of positive contact and mutual respect.

Residence Life recognizes and values the commonalities and differences among students at Niagara University. Discrimination, sexual and bias-related harassment, hate crimes and other violations of student rights disrupt the educational process and are not tolerated.

Students in our communities have the right to be free of discrimination for reasons of ability, age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, veteran status or unique individual style.

Here at Niagara University, Residence Life has a clear and strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. We believe that cross-cultural and intercultural experiences enrich our residential communities. We strive to provide our staff and students with quality programming designed to help us develop multicultural competency.

Here are some campus resources that echo a similar commitment to diversity and social justice: