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Inclusion and Community Engagement

The Division of Inclusion is dedicated to fostering connections – both on and off campus—that enrich the Ursinus experience for all faculty, staff, and students. 

Inclusion and Community Engagement News

Ursinus Staff Present at UPenn Disability Symposium

Staff members Angela Upright and Joanna Timmerman represented Ursinus at the University of Pennsylvania on March 8th, delivering a dynamic presentation about the collaboration between the Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility, and Engagement (UCARE) and the Office of Disability and Access (ODA).

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Our Vision

The Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement will serve as a model for the campus community by promoting practices that affirm the identities of those we encounter in our daily work – students, staff, faculty, and community members. We will conduct our work intentionally by encouraging thought outside of traditional models, utilizing current research-based practices, and by actively considering our own and others’ power and position to foster a sense of belonging, connectedness, respect, trust, and humility within our Division and among those we serve. We envision a beloved community of “total interrelatedness,” in which persons consider their well-being to be dependent upon the well-being of others.

Our Work

Our work takes place in support of, and in alignment with, the college’s mission and its community values, which recognizes the diversity of individuals in our community, and strives to create connections that promote belonging, inclusion, and equity for all constituents.

The responsibilities of this office are both responsive, such as providing a first point of contact for local community leaders, but also proactive. In this latter role, the office seeks – with other partners on campus - to make Ursinus a welcoming community for people from all backgrounds and people in all roles: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the larger Collegeville community.

Office of Inclusion and Community Engagement

Corson Hall Room 227