Diversity & Inclusion

Mount Mercy University prepares global citizens who are culturally aware, socially conscious, and service oriented. We foster an environment of openness, advocacy, and safety for all members of our campus community.

Our name is Mercy. Our spirit is compassion.

MMU's diversity office ensures that everyone feels safe in their identity, safe on campus, gets engaged, and is represented. We advocate, consult, provide guidance, and work across campus resources. We expect the mercy heritage is extended to all:

  • Abilities
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Orientation
  • Economic Status
  • Religion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee promotes the university’s collective efforts to:

  • Grow in diversity as a community by actively recruiting student populations that are underrepresented in our population.
  • Create productive, meaningful encounters with different perspectives in a welcoming multicultural environment.
  • Ensure the success and safety of individuals with marginalized identities, varying economic status, and abilities.
  • Develop programs, services, and initiatives that help educate, support, and engage the campus in social justice and equity.

DEIC Committee Members




Bias Policy

We are committed to ensuring that our campus community is a safe place where all students thrive. Therefore our policy is to robustly safeguard our mission, values and statement of inclusion throughout our campus which includes our faculty, staff, student body and invited guest. There is zero tolerance for any acts of aggression, discrimination, name-calling or prejudice; particularly against any person that is a member of any group that has systematically experienced violence or exclusion due to social and policy inequities. 

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Gender & Sexuality Alliance

The Faculty-Staff Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) works with Mount Mercy’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to support LGBTQ+ campus members, especially students, and to help the campus welcome and learn about LGBTQ+ culture.