Vision Statement: The vision of The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is to build and sustain an inclusive campus environment that values and respects all members of the Franklin College community.
Mission Statement: The Office of Diversity & Inclusion seeks to promote a campus community that fosters the holistic development of underrepresented students by providing relevant services to support their academic pursuit, expressing genuine care for their personal development and well-being, advocating on their behalf and encouraging the full use of all college resources.
“I have definitely enjoyed being in the BOSS Mentoring Program at Franklin College. My mentor, Cindy is amazing and is always there when I need to talk to someone. She even helped me contact someone to do a job shadow and now I am considering elementary school counseling. This program has been very beneficial for me as it has helped me grow and helped me to meet others in the Franklin College community.” – Erin Moll ‘16
“Besides being engaging and fun activities, participating in the ODI-sponsored programs has helped me become aware of my passions – social justice and conflict management – and grow as a person, not just academically, but socially and as a member and leader of student organizations. For that, I am beyond thankful both to Terri and the other wonderful students in the programs.” – Raphaela Mueller ‘16
“The programs I participate in sponsored by ODI include BOSS Mentoring and the Diversity Task Force. Each of these programs have helped me grow in amazing ways. ODI has exposed me to networking with people working in fields of my interest, while enhancing my team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. I appreciate ODI for pushing me out of my comfort zone and stretching me intellectually in ways I never imagined.” – Kiara Patton ‘17