Inclusive Excellence Statement
The administrators, faculty and staff of the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences at Georgia Southern University are committed to fostering an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for the students within the department that we serve, teach and prepare for careers within the healthcare environment.
We believe that education is strengthened and improved by learning from people from diverse backgrounds and experiences of the world in all forms and intersections, including age, culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality, religious and spiritual belief, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and socioeconomic status.
As a department, we aim to foster a community that recognizes diversity to be a self-conscious set of practices that value difference and makes every individual feel welcomed, supported, and safe: a community in which each person is asked to freely express and openly listen to each piece of wisdom and personal truth that the other brings to our continuing dialogue. We believe that maintaining respect and pursuing the hard work of understanding difference creates strength and possibility. We also believe that we must all work to ensure that each of our students lives with dignity within our classrooms, clinical settings, and our community at large.
Last updated: 9/9/2020