We welcome all students, faculty, staff, and Marian community members, while specifically supporting and celebrating marginalized communities.
The Unity Center empowers the Marian community to engage in diversity and multicultural experiences, which requires a respectful, inclusive environment grounded in critical thinking that promotes interaction, communication, collaboration, and
bravery. The Unity Center welcomes and respects the dignity of all individuals, including those from identities that have been historically marginalized and previously excluded from equal access opportunity based on: race, gender, age, education
experience, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, physical/mental ability, national origin, which makes people uniquely who they are.
At Marian University, inclusion means creating a campus environment where each person has the opportunity to participate, build skills to become a transformative leader and be valued for their distinctive characteristics, skills, and
capabilities. In turn, this produces an environment that promotes social justice and strengthens the student’s education and work experiences by exposing and challenging them to consider the experiences and perspectives of others.
By promoting and acknowledging the differences among individuals, the Unity Center encourages the Marian community to become aware that a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment increases productivity, fosters creativity, inspires a
higher level of performance, and enhances Marian University’s ability to continue to excel in an increasingly complex, competitive, and diverse world by building transformative leaders.