Our Commitment to Diversity

One of the Association's highest priorities is to promote diversity in our member schools. To that end, the AISNE Board has approved a Diversity Statement that explains why we believe this work is so important for all the students in our schools.

Board Statement on Diversity

AISNE represents many different types of schools. In the context of the missions and values of our schools, AISNE seeks to encourage an environment in which all members of the community are valued and included. We believe that appreciating diversity is an essential part of an effective learning environment.

For AISNE, diversity is an umbrella term that includes race, gender, age, ethnicity, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, social and economic class, physical and learning differences, and religion, as well as other characteristics that contribute to each individual's full identity.

We acknowledge and value the tensions and conflicts all schools experience as they work to become truly multicultural institutions, recognizing that progress comes from embracing, not avoiding, this important struggle.