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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We honor our commitment to Inclusive Excellence by striving to ensure that every member of our community has a sense of belonging.

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to building a campus environment that values and respects every person, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual preference, cultural background, religion, nationality or beliefs. In keeping with Mount St. Joseph University's mission to "embrace diversity of cultures and beliefs," we seek to ensure a positive, supportive climate in which all feel welcome.

Many of the events and services we provide not only benefit the Mount's culturally diverse students, but the entire Mount community, by promoting diversity awareness, enriching the educational experience and enhancing the quality of student life.


What Inclusive Excellence Means to the Mount


The Mount's Definition of Diversity

As a member of the Mount St. Joseph University and in our effort to fulfill our institution's mission, we recognize that diversity extends beyond race, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, ability, and any other protected or non-protected class or identifier that makes us unique in our own rights. At the Mount, diversity also means maintaining an environment where the exploration of our differences and the ability for one to engage in meaningful dialogue is not only encouraged but expected.


The Mount's Definition of Inclusion

In the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Charity, we strive to ensure that every member of our community has a sense of belonging and that Mount remains dedicated to maintaining a climate that promotes the success of all. 


The Mount's Definition of Equity

In our efforts to embrace excellence in academic endeavors and the integration of life and learning, we acknowledge that there exist disadvantages and barriers for some individuals and groups over others. At Mount St. Joseph University, educations equity is fundamental.


Veteran Student Services

At Mount St. Joseph University, we are proud to support our Veterans and the valuable perspectives they bring to the community. View the Veteran Students page here for Veteran resources and benefits.


Affinity Student Groups

  • Black Student Union
  • Hispanic LatinX Student Union
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • First to Go and Graduate Student Organization
  • Helping all Veterans in Communities (HAVIC)


First Generation Student Success