From the Dean

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Richard Fox headshot

The LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts understands equity-grounded work as a form of restorative justice, redressing a history of social and structural inequality. We remain deeply committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all our students and faculty. As the largest academic unit in a mission-driven institution, BCLA is dedicated to leading in diversity and equitable inclusion, rooted in our liberal arts and Ignatian values.

Our goal is to continue to engage in meaningful steps and build sustainable structures and institutional practices, ensuring that our college and university are places where all community members feel welcome and thrive. This means continuing to hire the most qualified, outstanding, and diverse staff and faculty that we can recruit and retain. Together, we all must continually ask ourselves to reflect on the work we are doing and make every attempt to ensure that the learning environments we create are transformative spaces where open, challenging, and respectful dialogue can take place, where we educate students as whole persons, and where we model a life-long love of learning.

Richard Fox
Dean, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts