Diversity is Everyone's Business
Inclusiveness and Diversity Statement for Cathedral High School:
Respecting the honor and dignity of all human beings - Cathedral High School is committed to ensure that everyone, regardless of difference, feels welcomed and valued on her campus. Genesis 1: 26-27
Dear Cathedral Family and Friends,
As the saying goes, “Diversity Is Everyone’s Business.” Here at Cathedral, we want each student, parent, faculty, staff, and administrator to play a role in this important agenda. There are so many ways our school, families and friends of Cathedral can contribute to our commitment to Inclusivity and Diversity.
Cathedral's commitment to inclusivity and diversity goes way beyond just providing information, it is about action. It’s exciting to share with you news and information about the various activities, initiatives, changes in the world of Inclusiveness & Diversity in our school and extended community.
How can I get more involved with diversity at Cathedral?
Student Involvement - Students can become members of E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Club (Empowering More to Be Representatives Advocating for a Commitment to Excellence) or our many affinity groups (Alliance Club, Asian Student Union, Black Student Union, Girl Up, Latino Student Union) with a mission to help students become more aware of their differences, but more importantly learn about similarities that are not always known or understood.
E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Club also offers students the opportunity to have discussions on key topics on Diversity. Through these discussions, students learn why differences can cause disagreement and separation due to a lack of knowledge and understanding. E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Club, in collaboration with our affinity groups, hosts a "We C You" Movie Series where different films are shown that are selected by the affinity groups.
Throughout the year the diversity department and other diversity groups at Cathedral will host other events as well. Some of these events include school dances, informational luncheons and dinners that include guest speakers from the community and awards ceremonies honoring people who have made contributions to diversity within our school and community.
Parent Involvement - I invite you, as adult members of our Cathedral family, to consider having more "Courageous Conversations" with students and colleagues so we enhance our ability to connect at all levels of diversity. I encourage you to look for opportunities that allow you to experience multiple perspectives both in and outside the classroom.
The Cathedral family is encouraged to share “Diversity Moments.” These could happen in the classroom, in the hallway, in assembly, at the mall in church, even at home. These moments are times when something is discussed or observed that allows an individual or group of individuals to have an “AHA” moment. That usually results in an increase in one’s understanding of Diversity and other aspects which includes Equity, Justice, Multiculturalism, and Inclusion. The goal of our Diversity webpage is to keep our Cathedral students, families, alums, and fans well informed about what is happening at Cathedral in the area of Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion at our school and the communities we serve.
I invite you to take a few moments and explore the importance of diversity at Cathedral High School. If you have any questions pertaining to diversity and Cathedral High School please contact me.
Vice President for Community Relations and Diversity
phone: (317) 968-7366
fax: (317) 968-7395