Mount Vernon Nazarene University respects and significantly benefits from diversity of students, staff, and faculty. The University endeavors to model a diverse community of individuals who seek what is best for each other consistent with its mission, vision and values. Diversity is expressed through racial, ethnic, age, ability, geographic, gender, cultural, and socioeconomic differences among the campus community. MVNU takes seriously its responsibility to offer educational and professional opportunities equitably to all qualified persons it can reasonably accommodate. The University, through its curriculum, programs, and services, seeks to provide understanding and supportive interaction among diverse population groups, respecting individuals’ personal values and ideals.