Respect for Human Dignity, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion


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Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes. The College of Applied Science and Technology has locations in Tucson, home to the O’odham and the Yaqui, and in Sierra Vista on land historically inhabited by the Chiricahua Apache. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

 It is our goal to ensure that ALL our students, faculty, and staff are heard and appreciated. We strive to build an inclusive and professional academic environment that embodies the freedom to express authentic and personal life experiences, including those coming from various geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural knowledge, educational backgrounds, work experience, language abilities, physical abilities or disabilities, and/or philosophical and spiritual perspectives. In action, we work hard to create policies, programs, and opportunities that ensure respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive and are at the center of all that we do.

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READI Vision

We see a 4th Industrial Revolution world where the traditional boundaries between disciplines, business sectors, professions, and communities are dissolving at a dizzying pace. At no time in history has it been more important for colleges to embrace a diverse community comprised of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and backgrounds that embrace efforts towards diversity in experience, thought, and action.

The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff is rich. Our focus is to create a future-focused, career-ready, and dynamic environment of academic excellence that enriches and fuels the goals, wishes, and multi-faceted needs of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.


Respect for human dignity refers to behaviors and attitudes of professionalism and equity that demonstrate our ability to interact with another person in a respectful way that is mature and considers another person’s basic rights. Respect enables us to value everyone’s unique background and contribution to our future. We show respect through active, empathetic listening and seeking to find common ground.


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