Diversity at FHSU
The world is getting smaller all the time. At FHSU, we want to build and support a diverse, inclusive campus community that recognizes and celebrates our differences. How do we accomplish this?
First, we offer programs and activities to help people feel welcomed, valued and respected at FHSU, to promote value differences. By better understanding what makes people, cultures and genders different, you learn how to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, which builds community and prepares you for the working world.
Individuals who feel welcomed, valued and respected and who feel good about themselves and who they are through self-awareness, are better able to interact effectively with others who are different, which can help to build an inclusive community.
The cultural diversity of the United States is truly astounding, as many different ethnic and cultural groups have contributed to the social, economic and cultural values of our society. This has been true throughout our history, even though many of our school books have not always taught that fact. In fact, the very idea that cultural diversity should be taught has only been promoted in the last few years.
The bottom line is that when we fully recognize that America is great because of the contributions of the many; then we as a people will be even more united in our common goals, and even more proud to be American citizens.
Regardless of where you come from or who you are, Diversity Affairs is here to serve you. You can:
- Increase awareness and sensitivity to others who are different from you Learn more about people who are different from you, and get to know them better
- Identify the information and misinformation we have learned about other cultures. Figure out what is true – and not true – about other cultures you interact with
- Identify and express pride in one’s culture(s) to which you belong Express pride in your own culture and heritage
- Learn how cultures/groups other than your own experience mistreatment
- Learn to value Diversity
Get involved in a wide variety of programs and services to enrich your college experience:
Black Student Union (BSU)
Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)