...includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that also includes mission-relevant experience, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language(s) spoken, and physical appearance. We also recognize that individuals affiliate with multiple identities (Code for America, 2020).
...is fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. In order to improve equity, we must increase justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society. This is integral to Code for America’s mission (Code for America, 2020).
...environments are places in which any individual or group is and feels welcomed, respected, supported, valued, and able to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming culture embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people, and fosters a diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives, and value (Code for America, 2020).
Code for America. (2020). Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Retrieved October 05, 2020, from https://www.codeforamerica.org/diversity
Baker College supports the education, acceptance, and awareness of diverse populations, cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexes, religions, beliefs, abilities, experiences, stories, and peoples.
Ableism and Disability Justice
These resources are designed to help students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Baker College access information on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources