We are an inclusive academic community committed to excellence in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. We advance intellectual and creative discovery through transformative learning experiences that positively impact our lives and communities.”

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan Mission Statement

CHBS IE Council Mission Statement

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies' Inclusive Excellence Council consists of representatives from each academic unit, works to align college efforts with James Madison University’s Academic Affairs Strategic Plan, and is committed to facilitating inclusionary practices among CHBS faculty, staff, and students. The mission of the Council is to promote inclusiveness within the College by removing the barriers which prevent the full participation of all individuals and groups, including but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, culture and nationality, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic background, or religion. CHBS is committed to preparing future leaders and enlightened individuals who have been educated in environments that are enhanced through diversity and who are committed to the belief that all people are enriched by the diversity within our communities. To this end, we will increase awareness of the merits of diversity through educational events, ensure that our curricula address diversity, and provide a supportive environment that celebrates diversity.

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