Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Title IX
"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge," Toni Morrison, during her Lecture, Nobel Prize for Literature 1993
A message to our campus community:
We have seen a change in the general tenor of discourse in our country which has compelled me as the Elizabethtown College’s Diversity and Title IX officer to reach out to our community to reaffirm our values and reaffirm our commitment to inclusion, acceptance and justice.
As we are constantly inundated with incivility, hatred and intolerance, we fear that we are becoming desensitized, unkind and not our best selves. We write to you to remind you of our commitment to Brethren principles of inclusion and social justice. We must not lean into the divisive rhetoric that permeates our lives. We must embrace unity and recognize our strength as a community.
In the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.
We stand together and stand for justice.
Dr. Armenta Early Hinton, Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Title IX
Mrs. MaryAnn Sluzis, Assistant to the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Title IX
Dr. Shannon Haley-Mize, Dept. of Education Co-Chair & Diversity Faculty Fellow
Inclusive Excellence: A Commitment to Diversity
Elizabethtown College is committed to valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in our life together and in the world beyond our campus. We strive to ensure that the members of the community—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are diverse in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, age and national origin. We also seek to provide our community members, especially our students, with educational opportunities, programs, and services that are multicultural in content and expressive of a diverse life of experiences and worldviews that underrepresented groups bring to the learning environment.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Elizabethtown College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, possession of a general education development certificate as compared to a high school diploma, or any other legally protected status. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.
Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to Dr. Armenta Hinton, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Title IX, Nicarry 236, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, email@example.com, or 717.361.1179.
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit Office for Civil Rights for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1.800.421.3481.
Diversity is range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.
- Inclusion is involvement and empowerment where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. This requires active, intentional, and continual engagement with diversity in the curriculum, the classroom, co-curricular activities, social, cultural, and intellectual communities and any places where people might connect. (AAC&U)