Diversity Statement

At Morrisville State College, we strive to provide the kind of environment, a diverse environment that resembles the world our students will live in when they graduate.

Certainly, differences create challenges which often try everyone's patience, but we gain a tremendous competitive advantage in the diverse world by knowing and understanding the culture of others. It is also important that we do this without giving up our own individual heritage, and it is important that we retain pride in our cultural traditions, families, ethnicity and national origin.

We are great because we are diverse. We are the most diverse, the most multi-racial, the most multi-linguistic, multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation in the history of the world. Our challenge is to create pride in our heritage without creating prejudice or a sense of superiority.

Morrisville State College is an excellent environment in which to develop and find answers to these kinds of questions. It is our goal that the learning environment at Morrisville State College truly reflects the wonderful and rich diversity of America - the beautiful mosaic that includes so many cultures.

Let's encourage individuals to know each other, reduce prejudice, develop open minds, enrich lives and open communication.