Diversity and Inclusion

Viterbo University believes that diversity is central to the educational and developmental experience of all learners. Our campus community strives to be inclusive by recognizing and valuing opportunities to integrate dimensions of diversity in broadening our interpretation and understanding of humanity. The mission of the Viterbo University Diversity Committee is to foster a welcoming learning environment for students, faculty, and staff who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests, and perspectives that serve to enrich the Viterbo community. Respect, support, acceptance, and advocacy are pillars of our mission.

At Viterbo University, diversity is best embodied through the Franciscan values of hospitality and respect for human dignity. Therefore we see diversity as including but not limited to age, culture, ethnicity, gender, learning style, mental health, physical abilities, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.