Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Our name is Mercy. Our spirit is compassion.

As a Catholic Mercy institution of higher education, we uphold the inherent dignity and worth of all people. In accordance with our mission and Mercy values, we cultivate inclusivity and foster diversity that supports human well being. We affirm all people as persons, whatever their age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, immigration status, nationality, religion, ability, or any other identity. We denounce all acts of hatred and seek to build equity for all.

Mount Mercy University recognizes the importance of preparing students for a diverse, global society and creating a campus community that embodies a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty—consistent with our values and the Sisters of Mercy's five critical concerns.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee originated from the preceding Living Equity & Diversity (LEAD) task force. The committee promotes the University’s collective efforts to:

  • Grow in diversity as a community
  • Create productive, meaningful encounters with different perspectives in a welcoming multicultural environment
  • Develop programs, services, and initiatives that help educate, support, and engage the campus in social justice and equity