The John Carroll University Office of Residence Life’s Welcoming Statement reads as follows:
We believe in the uniqueness of each individual and therefore welcome all students in the residence life community without regard to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, ability, privilege, sexual orientation, political ideology, religious affiliation, or citizenship.
We hope to foster an environment where students feel empowered to examine their beliefs, attitudes, and actions toward all people. We will encourage students to challenge stereotypes by increasing their knowledge base, widening their experiences, and engaging in meaningful dialogue about differences. In so doing, we hope that fear and ignorance are reduced and that acceptance and celebration are easily recognizable.
We will reach out to students who may feel unwelcome, unseen, or unheard. We will examine department policies and practices to ensure inclusion. We will encourage students who feel marginalized to find their voice through involvement in the campus community as leaders.
We expect all individuals to be treated with the dignity and respect their humanness demands. We will accept nothing less.
Please write a reflection considering the Welcoming Statement above.
Your reflection should be at least 750 words.