Commitment to Diversity



The Department of Communication and Journalism is committed to making diversity an integral part of its academic program and civic engagement. The department values its learning environment as being warm and welcoming to all students, faculty and staff. The department sustains a shared sense of purpose, core values and respect for diverse cultures, perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. Utilizing resources and personnel, students gain critical thinking skills and understanding of complexities of human interaction within the campus, their local communication and around the world.

Past Speakers:

Severino Polanco (October 21, 2013)
Andrew Thornhill (September 11-12, 2012)
Shalimar Blakely (October 8, 2012)
Dr. Diana Rios (October 18, 2012)

Diversity Links

United Communication Association (UCA) - www.uca-shipu.net
National Association of Black Journalistswww.nabj.org
National Association of Hispanic Journalists – www.nahj.org
Asian American Journalists Association – www.aaja.org
The Association for Women in Communications – www.womcom.org
Association for Women in Sports Media – www.awsmonline.org
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association – www.nlgja.org
Native American Journalists Association – www.naja.com
South Asian Journalists Association – www.saja.org
Unity: Journalists of Color – www.unityjournalists.org
Poynter Institute – www.poynter.org
Forum on Media Diversity – www.lsu.edu/raceandmedia
Public Relations Society of America Diversity Committee – www.prsa.org/diversity