Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Statement

Diversity is the core value of Lincoln University. Our school is its people—all its people. We aim to attract bright and motivated students from all over the world, and give them every opportunity to thrive. We rely on engaged faculty who are passionate about their teaching and scholarship to deliver quality education. We depend on talented staff to support the operation and mission of Lincoln University.

The university has been established in Northern California. The diversity of the people of the area has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the history into the present. Diversity – also is a defining feature of Lincoln University's past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.

In an organization so reliant on its people, creating a diverse and inclusive community isn't only the right thing to do; it's critical to the successful implementation of our mission. The greatest challenges facing us in the century ahead are incredibly complex and will require diverse teams who can work collaboratively and innovatively. Actively seeking a student body and a faculty and staff who represent the diversity of our region, nation and world is necessary to prepare our students for an increasingly globalized and connected world.

As Lincoln University is looking into the future and prepares to meet the exciting challenges of the growing, thriving and remarkably diverse State of California, in which we live, as well as the needs of a changing nation, we will continue to be guided by the principles of inclusive excellence. We must continue to strive for a community that embraces all its members, provides equality of opportunity for all, and actively encourages all voices to be heard. Everyone must be welcomed and treated with dignity and respect, and every person's story must be honored.

Lincoln University's celebrates different cultures, engages in clamorous debates and cultivates the individual and collective flourishing of all of us.