Diversity and Inclusiveness

At Assumption, our Catholic and Augustinian roots facilitate, in a unique way, the development of a community that reflects the richness of our diverse world.

Statement on Diversity

At Assumption, our Catholic and Augustinian roots facilitate, in a unique way, the development of a community that reflects the richness of our diverse world. In the Confessions, St. Augustine reminds us of the Biblical teaching that all people are created in the image and likeness of God, the foundation for the Catholic tradition’s respect for the inherent dignity of all human beings. This respect is at the heart of who we are at Assumption College.

For this reason, we seek to nurture and are deeply committed to a community in which the human dignity of every member of the College is preserved and celebrated. Therefore, Assumption provides the means through which each member has an opportunity to contribute to the vitality of the whole, a contribution that is valued, as is each individual.

Catholic Mission

“Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father…Indeed racism is more than a disregard for the words of Jesus; it is a denial of the truth of dignity of each human being revealed by the mystery of the Incarnation.”  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism, Brothers and Sisters to Us.

“Assumption College is fully committed to racial inclusivity and diversity that welcomes every member and prospective member of the College community for who they are: a person ‘created in the image of the one God.’  More than a commitment, it is a priority. It is both a moral imperative for a Catholic institution and an institutional imperative.” Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D.

More Information and Opportunities:

Assumption's Admissions Office offers staff who are dedicated to answering your questions and assisting you with the application process. Contact Michael DiPiazza, Director of Admissions or Ricardo Valentin, Assistant Director of Admissions.

For questions on diversity initiatives, the Cross-Cultural Center or ALANA (African, Latino/Hispanic, Asian and Native American Network), contact Conway Campbell, Dean of Students, or Judy Heersink, Coordinator for Cross-Cultural Programming.

Assumption offers a number of clubs and opportunities to engage in and promote diversity on campus.