Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Students in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation in a 3-photo collage

Mission Statement

As preparers of future professionals, the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department is committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and diversity. Diversity refers to all the ways in which people differ, including primary characteristics, such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, mental and physical abilities, and sexual orientation; and secondary characteristics such as education, income, religion — or the absence thereof — and spiritual traditions, work experience, language skills, geographic location and family status. We respect one’s right to self-identify and hold ourselves responsible for promoting access and equity to enhance the learning and development among all students, faculty and staff.

To achieve our mission, the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee works with the College's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the university’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Long-term Goals

  1. Create an inclusive, safe space that promotes an awareness of intersectionality
  2. HHPR faculty and staff reflect the multiple dimensions of diversity
  3. Prepare HHPR students to be successful in an increasingly diverse, global society

Campus Resources

HHPR DEI Committee

Student DEI Committee

To be announced


Do you have a suggestion for ways HHPR can help with other DEI initiatives? Please write us.