Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA)

Statement of Purpose

The Jordan College of the Arts community pledges to create a fully inclusive environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

We recognize that the arts have the power to initiate difficult conversations, highlight injustice, promote peace, and enact equity, sustainability, and intercultural communication. As an arts institution, JCA is uniquely positioned to positively impact our campus and community in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

JCA’s ongoing efforts in IDEA include:

  • Inclusive, diverse, and accessible arts programming
  • Pedagogical support for curricular transformation
  • Inclusive recruitment and retention practices
  • Faculty and staff IDEA training and workshops
  • Support for student, faculty, and staff-led IDEA initiatives