Our mission is to support students to thrive and find a sense of belonging once they are admitted. We believe it is not enough just to admit diverse students or to hire diverse faculty and staff; rather, we are committed to creating pathways for student and faculty success during the onboarding process. Working alongside our other guiding value of connection, we aim to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the Nobles community.
- We commit ourselves to student belonging by hosting a variety of unity/affinity spaces and clubs including A2A (affinity group for students of Asian heritage), S2S (affinity group for womxn of color), Q2Q (affinity group for LGBTQ+ students), SSEA (Students for Socio-Economic Awareness), SURJE (Students United for Racial Justice and Equity), Kehilla, Poder, the Black Student Union, the Multiracial Student Union, and The Body Positive Nobles.
- We support faculty and staff through various gatherings, such as Employees of Color dinners, Real Talk luncheons, new employee mentoring programs, and professional development opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion. These gatherings serve as a chance to enjoy one another’s company and to discuss issues impacting our community.
- We believe that these programs (as listed above) foster identity growth and development in order to create and sustain a community in which everyone can participate.