President Spiro's Pledge
Combat Bias, Privilege, and Systemic Racism
At Castleton, we proudly champion the unique experiences of every student, faculty, and staff member. Through our shared values of understanding, mutual consideration, and respect, we are committed to creating a culture of diversity and acceptance, allowing students to reach their full potential as active members of our community. We strive for an inclusive environment in which our differences are valued for how they challenge our thinking and enrich the community and acknowledges how our backgrounds influence our beliefs, actions, and interactions with one another.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a collaboration of students, faculty, and staff representing departments and interests across the University. Areas represented include athletics, academic affairs, admissions, institutional research, and student life, as well as a number of academic departments. Students, including representatives from Student Government, NAACP, Spectrum Pride, and the International Club, are integral members.
CU/See Me, the Diversity Programming Committee, is so named because we value everyone’s story and identity. CU/See Me works closely with the Campus Activities Board and Soundings to ensure a diverse schedule of activities throughout the year.
Castleton’s faculty and staff have a wealth of experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including international and new American students, low-income and first-generation students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and many others. Student organizations, like the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, offer organized activities on campus and no matter your religion, the greater Rutland Region is filled with places to worship.
We believe that students who understand the importance of inclusiveness will be better prepared to make a difference in our community and in the world.
To learn more about race.
To learn more about gender.
To learn more about poverty.