Intent and Purpose
We are a community of learners, teachers, staff members, and volunteers. Becoming culturally humble entails developing the “ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important” to another person.1 Achieving cultural competence calls for the development of awareness, knowledge, and skill in interacting with cultures different than our own. All campus community must develop the ability to recognize and integrate differences in core identities. We commit to develop competencies in learning, working, and living across differences.
1 Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Owen, J., Worthington Jr., E. L., & Utsey, S. O. (2013). Cultural humility: Measuring openness to culturally diverse clients. Journal of Counseling Psychology