巴斯蒂尔 University is committed to building a diverse, 包容, 公平的, and engaged academic 社区 that values social justice, cultivates a culture of belonging, and advances health and education 股本 through our institutional structures, 政策, 实践, 项目, 服务, 和合作伙伴.
- 包容 and Belonging
- Community Engagement
- Health and Education Equity
巴斯蒂尔 University believes that 包容 diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our 教师 and 工作人员 are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. 像这样, 巴斯蒂尔 University promotes an educational environment that allows students, 教师, and 工作人员 to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of 社区 created through a commitment to diversity, 股本, 和包容. 因此, the University expects 教师, 工作人员, and students to engage in respectful communication and behaviors. This requires all campus members to advance their intercultural and social justice awareness by engaging in thoughtful self-reflection, increasing their understanding of one's own and other cultures, and including and empowering those who are disenfranchised, 被边缘化的, 或压迫. 要做到这一点, campus members are expected to develop effective interpersonal and intrapersonal skills such as active listening, respectful conflict resolution, 同情, 体贴, 和完整性, an attitude of curiosity and humility, and openness to the productive discomfort that comes along with personal growth.
As an institution of higher learning committed to educating future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences that integrate mind, body, 精神, 与自然, 巴斯蒂尔 University humbly believes that it is our responsibility to remind current and future generations of the respect we owe to the Indigenous peoples who have been dispossessed of their land and displaced from their ancestral and 精神ual homes through colonization. We acknowledge that the lands on which 巴斯蒂尔 University campuses stand, and on which we study, 工作, 活在当下, are the original and contemporary homes of many Indigenous peoples whose 精神ual connections to these lands forms the foundations of their ways of being. 具体地说, the university is situated on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Coast Salish (SAY-lish) people in Kenmore and Seattle, WA, and the traditional and ancestral lands of the Kumeyaay (KOOM-e-yi) people in San Diego, CA.
We recognize and esteem the values, 广阔的知识, and collective wisdom of these Nations from the past and present. We honor their resiliency as we recognize the history of oppression, 种族歧视, and extreme hardship that has and continues to affect the Indigenous peoples of these lands.
We understand that land acknowledgement is only a first step in honoring the contributions of Indigenous peoples today and continue to strive towards 政策 and 实践 that bring about justice and reconciliation. We, the 巴斯蒂尔 University 社区, strive to be stewards of the lands on which the institution stands, and to embrace Indigenous ways of knowing through our Sacred Seeds Program in Washington, 草药花园, and other initiatives that promote equal opportunity and access in education and health care.
We are grateful to be on these lands and for the people that stewarded it. We commit to manifesting our intentions as one 巴斯蒂尔 社区.
Center for 社会正义 and Diversity
The Center for 社会正义 & Diversity supports the education and training of 巴斯蒂尔 社区 members in culturally responsive 实践 and dismantling of health inequities and disparities.