Diversity and Inclusion

The faculty and staff of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication are committed
to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. As members of a landgrant
institution, we strive to uphold Iowa State Universitys Principles of Community and agree with
the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications that the
professions of journalism and mass communications should understand and reflect the diversity
and complexity of people, perspectives and beliefs in a global society and in the multicultural
communities they serve.

We seek to maintain an inclusive curriculum, a diverse faculty and student population, and a
welcoming, supportive and celebratory climate that serves all students and equips them to
meet the professional demand for culturally competent communicators. This requires knowing
how to relate to those qualities and conditions that are different from our own and outside the
groups to which we belong yet are present in other individuals and groups. These include but
are not limited to age, ethnicity, class, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race, sexual
orientation, as well as religious status, gender expression, educational background, geographical
location, income, marital status, parental status, and work experiences.

Read more about how the Greenlee School maintains an intellectually diverse,
nondiscriminatory and multicultural environment in our Greenlee School
Diversity Plan.

Highlighted campus resources supporting student success: