Above all, St. Ambrose University as a Catholic institution believes in the inherent God-given dignity and worth of every individual.
As stated in our Mission and Core Values, we affirm that St. Ambrose University seeks to enable all of its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.
We believe that in order to achieve the fullest measure of human potential, the University needs to develop a broad awareness of human cultures, achievements, capabilities and limitations, and to learn specific skills so that we might use our talents in the service of other people and the world in which we live. We believe that a diverse university community broadens and promotes the value of higher education at St. Ambrose University.
At St. Ambrose University, diversity means honoring and celebrating a multiplicity of voices along with a thoughtful exploration of different perspectives and ideas. Diversity generates multiple viewpoints that lead to creativity and effective problem solving, thus recognizing the contributions of a variety of individuals and groups. Further, exposure to diversity at St. Ambrose will enable members of the campus community to work and live successfully in our evolving, diverse world.
Our commitment to diversity is intentional; it is embodied in the ongoing development of a campus community that reflects the reality of a global society. Diversity further calls for the fair and equitable treatment of students, staff, faculty, and other constituents.
Toward these ends, St. Ambrose University embraces diversity in all aspects of its educational programming and organizing structures.
See what's planned for this year's Multicultural Week, March 18-25