Diversity at YSU


As people interact with one another, they develop and exchange a diverse set of identities. These identities, including among others, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religion, varying physical and mental abilities, class, age, education, profession, and regional identity carry socially constructed meaning and value. Each of us brings multiple identities to the organizations and communities of which we are a part, forming a mosaic that allows us to retain our individuality while contributing to collective purposes and achievements.


The health and well-being of any society depend on its members appreciating the entire mosaic of which they are apart. We need to actively oppose all discriminatory practices and support organizations that reflect and empower diverse perspectives.

YSU seeks to work in collaboration with the larger community of which it is a part to provide leadership in the attainment of these goals and to foster educational, economic, and social opportunity for all citizens in our community.

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