Dear Campus Community:
An essential component of a well-rounded university education is the opportunity to get to know and learn from students, faculty, and staff who come from backgrounds that are different from one’s own. Diversity is much broader than representation along simple racial or ethnic categories.
Embracing diversity as an educated person encompasses a willingness to appreciate differences in social and economic status, gender orientation, state or country of origin, religious beliefs, political leanings, and in some cases, the core values that drive and motivate us.
A healthy and vibrant campus community is characterized by people who value individual and group differences, respect the intrinsic worth of others, and communicate openly. Communication between different perspectives is a cornerstone for the success of any organization, whether it is an academic campus, a profit-driven enterprise, or a voluntary charitable association.
I invite you to join me in ensuring that our campus is one where everyone feels included and valued for who they are and what they contribute to the community. It is incumbent upon each one of us to be actively involved and help the University continue to grow stronger in our educational mission. I am looking forward to our continued work together to make Monmouth University a positive experience for everyone.
Patrick F. Leahy Ed.D.