Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives are a key part of QCT's core values. Fulfilling QCT's mission to develop Christian leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the institutions' ability to attract and retain students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds that thrive in our community.
HOW WE DEFINE
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is QCT's commitment to creating an environment where students, faculty and staff thrive, and a campus community that is welcoming and respectful of all.
Diversity reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives: race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, religious beliefs, age, disability status and political perspective. Greater diversity produces more robust, creative, and relevant outcomes in scholarly processes, academic and social programming, and community engagement.
Equity is creating opportunities for equal access and success for historically underrepresented populations. It requires proactive steps to address and transform the current culture.
Inclusion exists when all members of a community feel welcome, respected, and valued regardless of their social identities and when all experiences and cultures are validated and cherished equally.
Inclusion requires listening to other viewpoints and embracing differences. Feeling included and connected elevates engagement and a sense of belonging for everyone on campus.
Queens College of Theology prohibits discrimination and harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, predisposing genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Queens College of Theology also prohibits retaliation against an individual for making a good faith report under this policy. This institution is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment.