Whereas, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a voluntary association whose membership consists of public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems and other affiliated organizations is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion by exercising the principles of equal access and equal opportunity in education and employment.
Whereas, APLU takes seriously our leadership responsibility to provide equal access and equal opportunity through the development of policies and initiatives that foster academic excellence, diversity and inclusion.
Whereas, APLU prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a veteran.
Whereas, APLU believes that human and intellectual diversity contribute to academic excellence, and that the Association and its member institutions benefit from the rich diversity of the persons who comprise our staff, faculty and students.
Whereas, APLU is committed to recruiting and retaining, on a nondiscriminatory basis, people who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and to supporting its members in their efforts to enhance the diversity of their faculty, staff and students.
Whereas, APLU champions diversity, educational equity and the preparation of individuals who can live and work effectively in an increasingly multicultural and interdependent world.
Therefore, be it resolved to approve and adopt the APLU Diversity Statement by the directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (the “Corporation”), at a properly called meeting on March 24, 2010 at which a quorum was present, did approve the APLU Diversity Statement by a majority or greater vote as required by the bylaws.
M. Peter McPherson
March 24, 2010