The City University of New York, located in a historically diverse municipality, is committed to engendering values and implementing policies that will enhance respect for individuals and their cultures. The University believes that, in order truly to benefit from this diversity, the University must foster tolerance, sensitivity and mutual respect among all members of its community. Efforts to promote diversity and to combat bigotry are an inextricable part of the educational mission of the University. Diversity among the University’s many members strengthens the institution, promotes the exchange of new ideas, and enriches campus life.
We affirm an individual’s right to choose his or her personal standards and attitudes while not infringing on the rights of others. We affirm our trust in and respect for all members of the College community, and we strive for a climate of free intellectual and personal expression.