We seek a diverse community that is inclusive and respectful of everyone. We are a community that seeks to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, size, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We value and appreciate the differences that our community represents. We strive to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for all who work here; we also recognize the importance of all faculty and staff in creating and fostering a climate to help all students succeed academically. We understand that a culturally diverse population broadens our educational knowledge and creates an opportunity for a deeper appreciation and acceptance of others.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Globalization are touchstones at MICA.
They are guiding values, principles, and strategies that infuse our academic and institutional planning, practices, research, and outcomes. They are catalysts for creativity, excellence and thoughtful engagement on campus and in larger spheres. We at MICA envision a better world for everyone in which art and design thinking, creations and interventions bring voice and equitable opportunities to groups affected by disparities; advance environmental, economic and social sustainability; and enhance individual lives.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We can provide access to resources, answer questions, and help you find the information you need. Please join us in our commitment to provide an environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender-based violence.
The Office of Culture & Identity (OCI) bases its philosophy on inclusion and fostering recognition and respect for the voices of all students. Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities including educational and social activities that are planned and tailored to promote the improvement of academic success and graduation rates of artists of color.
A primer for MICA community members who are looking for words to talk about racism. It includes resources, discussion questions, artwork, student perceptions, and a timeline of anti-Black and anti-Asian history.