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Millsaps Issues Formal Statement on Diversity

by Web on November 23, 2015

“Millsaps College has a strong legacy in matters of social justice and individual rights. The ongoing support of this legacy is one of the major goals of our current strategic plan, 'Across the Street and Around the Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College,’ in which we commit to ‘promote our heritage of social justice, commitment to freedom of thought, welcoming acceptance and inclusion of all people, and critical reflection on the most important questions in life’ and to ‘build on this heritage by developing an enhanced relationship with our founding body, the United Methodist Church.’

“We have many programs and activities on campus that reinforce our values of mutual respect, tolerance for and embracement of human differences, and genuine hospitality. However, it is important to recognize also that we fall short of our aspirations and that we must continue to combat intolerance, discrimination, and misunderstanding—whether intentional or unintentional—on a daily basis.

“Every individual at Millsaps College – whether a student, faculty member, or staff member – is valued and brings unique gifts to our time honored ‘Mission Statement’ of academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation, and the innovative shaping of the social, economic, and cultural progress of our region."

 

Dr. Robert W. Pearigen
President