The staff members of the Towson University Counseling Center strive to affirm, promote and celebrate diversity. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense.
We view this commitment as an ongoing learning journey, never assuming we have quite arrived. Consequently, we continue to seek opportunities in learning about other cultures and their diverse worldviews. In addition, we are dedicated to create an environment where we value and celebrate each other's differences and extend this spirit to the populations we serve, treating all with dignity and respect.
Prejudice and discrimination in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual/affectional orientation, physical and mental abilities, age, socio-economic status, and religious/spiritual beliefs are detrimental to the populations we serve as well as to our own personal and professional development. Therefore, we require of ourselves a commitment to work toward the recognition and elimination of such prejudice and discrimination. We continue to build an open and trusting environment in which we feel free to explore and discuss our attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors in relation to others who are similar to and different from ourselves.
We do recognize that the active promotion of diversity often engenders a change process that includes conflict and strong emotions. Such a process is natural. Mutual respect, honest self-examination, and ongoing, open-minded discussion are the keys to the resolution of those differences.