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Diversity Institute

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

Institutional Equity and Diversity
Ava Morton
Program Coordinator, Diversity Institute
AMorton@csmd.edu
301-539-4742
La Plata Campus, Room CC205

Goals of the Diversity Institute

  • Provide opportunities for diverse groups of people to engage in purposeful dialogue and learning aimed at creating mutual understanding.
  • Increase understanding and mutual respect in the community by crossing perceived boundaries such as race, religion, political ideology and cultural lines.
  • Address forms of prejudice and discrimination, including the dynamics that systemically exclude or oppress individuals and groups because of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability and economic or social status.
  • Empower and educate individuals and institutions within the community to develop, implement and support systems of inclusion.
  • Provide service and leadership opportunities that will enable individuals to contribute to the world in positive ways by helping to reduce conflict and build stronger communities.
  • Create networks and foster partnerships between public, private and non-governmental agencies.