DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS
DIVERSITY: EQUITY & INCLUSION
In accordance with the mission of Holy Cross, St. Edward fosters a community of understanding, respect, and inclusion of students of all backgrounds. St. Edward promotes respect for all forms of diversity and strives for solidarity within the entire school community.
Studies have shown that, regardless of socio-cultural backgrounds, all students exposed to diversity are better at critical thinking, problem solving, and interacting with a diverse workforce. Through education and awareness, St. Edward provides students the opportunity to honor and understand the diverse world in which we live in order to cultivate effective, empathetic leaders and agents of change.
ST. EDWARD'S STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
St. Edward recognizes and values the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability or social class. Through our curricular and co-curricular offerings, and our welcoming and caring community, St. Edward seeks to consciously create and sustain an inclusive environment of mutual respect, hospitality, and warmth in which none are strangers and all may flourish.
PROGRAMS & COMMITTEES
St. Edward’s commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice are evident through its ongoing programs and initiatives.
No Place for Hate school in 2016-2018 by the Anti-Defamation League
Town Hall discussions on Equity and Justice
Partners with the Diversity Center of northeast Ohio for retreats and student leadership conferences
The Defamation Experience, an interactive diversity program to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing issues of our day
Martin Luther King Jr. prayer service, an annual school wide event, celebrating the vision, legacy, and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration combines a presentation by a guest speaker and opportunities for follow-up student discussion.
Faculty diversity committee
All St. Edward employees receive annual Office of Diversity-sponsored training annually
The Office of Diversity supports affinity groups for its students, parents and employees
The term "affinity group" is used as a bringing together of people who have something important in common (e.g. race, gender, profession, or special interests).
Affinity groups allow for building community, identifying issues, sharing successes, promoting ideas for action, preparing for deep and honest cross-cultural dialogue, and providing opportunities for affirmation and celebration
STUDENT AFFINITY GROUPS @EDS
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
MSA (Muslim Student Association)
SALSA (Spanish and Latino Student Association)
St. Edward is an inclusive diverse community, we welcome and value diversity of all kinds and believe that all members of our community deserve to feel safe, respected, and supported on our campus. Accordingly, St. Edward will not tolerate acts of bias and/or hate that violate our core values and cause harm to our collective sense of community.
If you have experienced, witnessed, or heard of a bias incident involving a St. Edward community member, please submit a Bias Incident Report.
TOGETHER: WE ARE ALLIES FOR DIVERSITY