Marymount Manhattan College is an inclusive community. Inherent in our mission is the commitment to diversity among our students, faculty, and staff.
Marymount Manhattan College respects and honors the dignity and value of every human being. We aspire to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in which people with different identities - whether based on race, color, class, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic or national origin, political viewpoint, disability, physical appearance, or additional identities - are valued and respected, and where differences in intellectual interest and personal perspective are explored and embraced as central to the College’s educational mission.
We recognize the regrettable role that higher education has played in reinforcing inequality in our society, and we believe that our College has a special responsibility to prevent those same inequalities from being perpetuated in our campus community. As a College we hold in common a set of core values and beliefs - in the open and free exchange of ideas; in celebrating those whose perspectives and experiences may differ from our own; and in advancing the cause of social justice. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment free from bias and harassment, one that maximizes each person’s capacity to learn, work, and make meaningful contributions both here and beyond.
Statement of Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Marymount Manhattan College
The ideals and virtues of equity, diversity, and inclusion have long enriched the Marymount Manhattan College community. The MMC Board of Trustees affirms the College’s efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
The Board recognizes that only through active involvement can genuine change take place. Therefore, the Board itself makes a commitment to embedding EDI into Board culture and institutional leadership by working toward the following:
A. Ensuring that the Board is diverse;
B. Creating an inclusive boardroom environment;
C. Infusing EDI in issues for consideration;
D. Developing an awareness of systemic inequities at the College and in society at large; and
E. Empowering the President to prioritize EDI goals and action plans.
In addition, each Trustee makes a personal commitment to promoting and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion as core values of the Board and the College as a whole.