Diversity & Inclusion

Mount Mercy University prepares global citizens who are culturally aware, socially conscious, and service oriented. We foster an environment of openness, advocacy, and safety for all members of our campus community.

Our name is Mercy. Our spirit is compassion.

MMU's diversity office ensures that everyone feels safe in their identity, safe on campus, gets engaged, and is represented. We advocate, consult, provide guidance, and work across campus resources. We expect the mercy heritage is extended to all:

  • Abilities
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Orientation
  • Economic Status
  • Religion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committe

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee promotes the university’s collective efforts to:

  • Grow in diversity as a community by actively recruiting student populations that are underrepresented in our population.
  • Create productive, meaningful encounters with different perspectives in a welcoming multicultural environment.
  • Ensure the success and safety of individuals with marginalized identities, varying economic status, and abilities.
  • Develop programs, services, and initiatives that help educate, support, and engage the campus in social justice and equity.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

The Faculty-Staff Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) works with Mount Mercy’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to support LGBTQ+ campus members, especially students, and to help the campus welcome and learn about LGBTQ+ culture.