Diversity and Inclusion in CSD

The CSD department is committed to promoting an inclusive environment that is inviting and supportive to all prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff and those in the greater community that we serve, including our patients and clients. We recognize that we are improved by diversity of thought, perspective and experience. We affirm that the lives and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color matter. We acknowledge that within the clinical practice and study of speech, language, hearing and communication there are deep-rooted and systemic inequalities, racism, sexism, and ableism that disproportionately advantage some members of our community while underrepresenting others. We strive to rectify these inequities and promote access. Here in the JMU CSD department, we embrace all backgrounds, identities, and abilities.