Juniata's Commitment to Diversity
Juniata's first class in 1876 had just 3 students, 2 of whom were female. In a time when most educational institutions were out of reach for women and people of color, Juniata held steadfast in its commitment to pluralism and has not looked back. Juniata is unapologetically dedicated to maintaining the sense of peace, cooperation and service set forth by our Church of the Brethren founders. We are wholeheartedly devoted to increasing and maintaining multicultural understanding. Here, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion is more than a branch of student services - It is an extension of the President's office and reports directly to me.
In 2005, we opened the Unity House, located at 1905 Moore Street, a space dedicated to promoting and preserving multiculturalism on this campus. It provides meeting space for organizations as well as an interfaith prayer/meditation room. We have made significant strides in our efforts to recruit and retain a diverse student body and faculty & staff. I mention these few achievements not to say we can sit back and pat ourselves on the back for our efforts. On the contrary, we strive to surpass the innovation that has preceded us and build on the momentum that has come.
President Tom Kepple
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