Diversity and Inclusion at Ursinus
Ursinus College’s diversity, inclusion and equity commitment is a hallmark of our community.
We are compassionate and respectful of every member of our community, one that is and will continue to be guided by the principles of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect.
We are a community in which all of its members feel affirmed, respected, welcomed and safe.
It is the combined strength of the abilities, cultures/ethnicities, experiences, genders, religions, and talents that each of us brings to Ursinus College that are the cornerstones of our inclusive campus.
The strategic plan at Ursinus was built on the belief that liberal education is an engine of individual change and social mobility, capable of transforming students into leaders. To that end, one of the seven pillars is to intensify our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
While diversity marks a starting point, inclusion is an ongoing process. As part of that process, all members of our community will continue to develop a thoughtful, reflective, and empathetic understanding of others. We insist that our campus community champion the humanity of all of its members; we commit to breaking down the barriers faced by marginalized people, recognizing the particular constraints and pressures that affect members of underrepresented groups on this campus and in our world. A nuanced appreciation of diversity is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy, a moral imperative, and an essential part of twenty-first century citizenship. By devoting our resources and energy, we will build an inclusive culture, in which every individual, regardless of background, is poised to excel and to find respect for one another at Ursinus.
|Snapshot of Diversity at Ursinus College|
|Geographic diversity: Ursinus has just under 1,500 students from 31 states, DC and Puerto Rico, as well as 22 countries (dual, international and permanent).|
Racial/ethnic: Fall 2020 incoming class:
African American: 7%
Native American: <1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
Two or more races: 4%
Racial/ethnic: Student Body (Fall 2020 full-time students)
22% of students are students of color.
Students of color include American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian and students indicating two or more races (excludes international students)
|Socioeconomic: In the fall 2020 incoming class, 18% of our students are Pell eligible.|
|Gender diversity: 55% male, 45% female; <1% non-gender binary.|
|First Generation: 22% of the fall 2020 incoming class are first-generation students.|