Objectives for Diversity Development
To develop IMSA students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents who understand, respect and appreciate cultural and religious differences and who can communicate and interact effectively across these areas.
To develop, recruit, enroll, support, and graduate in IMSA’s residential program highly qualified students from historically underrepresented populations (i.e. Black/Latino, Women, Rural, and Economically Disadvantaged) who will pursue degrees and careers in STEM. Click here to learn more.
To engage IMSA’s external constituents (elementary/middle school students, teachers, community members) from all cultural groups, especially those from underrepresented populations, in STEM learning experiences. Click here for more
To build the capabilities of IMSA faculty and staff to meet the needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds and address cultural issues.
To provide diversity/multicultural programming for students to enhance their understanding of cultures and historical experiences in an effort to establish intercultural relationships. Click here to learn more.
Objective 6 :
To integrate the diversity focused Standards of Significant Learning II.A and V.A into the curriculum of all academic disciplines where appropriate. Click here to learn more.
To ensure that the various cultures within IMSA’s population have the resources and support needed to feel safe and valued in a diverse community.
To ensure compliance with any federal, state and local laws, policies, and guidelines, as well as current trends that pertains to social justice/diversity/multiculturalism.
To create and maintain facilities sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities as well as the needs of other constituencies.
To provide access to current and appropriate assistive technology.