Diversity & Inclusion
by Daniel Quasar
GISSV Diversity Statement
At GISSV, we actively embrace our differences and celebrate diversity. We strive to not only accept but respect and welcome all members of our community regardless of ability, age, cultural identity, ethnic background, gender, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, physical characteristics, political ideology, religious belief, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance.
We believe that in order to receive an outstanding education, students should feel supported and cared for. Our goal is to create a safe environment where all students and staff feel welcome to engage in dialogue, question, learn, and contribute to their fullest potential, resulting in an open and accepting learning community that emphasizes respect for everyone. Through our engagement with diversity, we learn to live and lead in a complex world, with an inherent sense of inclusiveness of different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds.
At GISSV, we recognize our responsibility to lead the way to a world that promotes access, opportunity, and justice for all.
This statement was created and written by GISSV High School Students (High School Day 2019) with minor changes by GISSV’s Diversity Workgroup
Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique while inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome.