Franklin College provides students with an opportunity to live and study among other races, cultures, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds and various life experiences. Students receive support from several administrative and academic departments, including the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to encourage their growth and success in a diverse environment.
The CDI has shaped my life for the better. I am able to practice professionalism and leadership with strong guidance. My understanding of the importance of multiculturalism has also greatly improved. - Fiyah Kirby '21
The vision of the Center is to be a catalyst, dedicated to engaging all cultural communities at Franklin College around the value of diversity. We aim to create an inclusive educational environment where understanding, dialogue and the free exchange of ideas are celebrated. These efforts will contribute to the development of critically conscious global citizens at Franklin College and beyond.
The mission of the Center is to support students, faculty/staff and the community by promoting the value of diversity, broadening multicultural awareness, advancing cultural competence and encouraging cross-cultural collaborative relationships through education and advocacy.
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The Alumni Council Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award is provided to financially vulnerable diverse students, funded through the generosity of Franklin College alumni. The award is granted to diverse students experiencing financial need and who are seeking an educational or co-curricular experience to enhance their Franklin College education. The Alumni Council task force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion established this award in 2021, through a strong effort to support underrepresented students on campus and help foster an inclusive environment. Recipients of the award must demonstrate need for funds that will help provide for a robust Franklin College student experience.
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Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Assistant Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion