Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mutual respect is fundamental for any academic community like Franklin. At FUS, we are not all the same. Each individual’s difference and uniqueness enrich our environment. Our shared values and beliefs lead us to respect all members of the community that we live in, and to value each other as individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, genetics, age, or differences in ability. As members of the Franklin community, we support awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion through academic research, practical experiences and exchanges in everyday life.

At Franklin, we encourage all voices to make themselves heard. For questions, comments or concerns, contact Franklin’s University-Wide Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: