Diversity is a state of being relevant to everyone and inclusive of all the differences in aspects of identity and thought that impact social experiences.
Diversity of thought means the different ways people look at, think about, and interpret the world. This may include a variety of beliefs, creeds, styles of communication, political persuasion, and learning abilities.
Diversity of identity means the characteristics by which we self-identify or by which others may define us. These characteristics may include age, country of birth, ethnicity, family structure, gender, gender expression, physical ability, physical appearance, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and socio-economic circumstances.
Equity is a set of policies and practices that offer access, acknowledge diversity, equalize ability to thrive, and address institutional biases and discrimination.
Inclusion is a sense of belonging, worthiness, and value one feels in an organization so all members of the community can thrive.
Cultural Competency: The process by which individuals attain awareness, knowledge and skills to confront bias, reflect on their actions and privileges, and intentionally promote positive social change in their daily lives.
Global Citizen: A person who possesses the awareness, knowledge and skills to take action to promote positive social change locally and globally.