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Initiatives

Faculty, Staff and Student Diversity:

  • 477 FT Faculty (F1, F2) – 72 are diverse = 72/477 = 15%
  • 622 FT & PT Staff (B1, BP, BO, BF, S1, S2, S4, S5) – 154 are diverse = 154/622 = 25%
  • Student data
  • Class of 2025 which represents Belmont’s most diverse entering cohort in history with 21.3% of students from historically underrepresented groups.

Belmont's Definition of Diversity:

"We are all created in the image of God, living as Christ’s body on earth with respect to differences that include, but are not limited to, ethnicity, gender identity, race and sexual orientation. The institutional definition of diversity at Belmont is consistent with our mission to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, courage, and faith. Our words and actions toward everyone must be embodied with respect, dignity and compassion." 

Diversity Focused Groups:

The Welcome Home Diversity Council (WHDC) meets regularly to support Belmont's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and serves in an advisory capacity to senior leadership. Members include administration, faculty, staff, and students who represent the entire campus.

The Faculty Inclusion and Diversity Education Committee (FIDE) which is a sub-committee of faculty senate and the University Staff Affairs Council (USAC) to understand how to better engage faculty and staff in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Representatives from FIDE and USAC are now members of the Welcome Home Diversity Council.

  • Initiatives Belmont and the WHDC have taken to build a more inclusive campus
  • Faculty and Recruitment Initiatives
  • Additional Recent Initiatives and Featured News Stories