L-R: AJ Frownfelter, Daury Ramirez, Valerie Bildheiser, Cassidy Norris, Jacob Franklin, Victoria Moreno, Roman Schelhorn, Logan Polak

Inclusive Excellence

We Belong, Together

“Inclusive Excellence is a core value at Lebanon Valley College. It reaffirms the college’s commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a collaborative process, it unites LVC’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni and sets the framework for growing and sustaining a learning and working community where a sense of belonging is experienced by everyone, and every person feels valued and respected.”
—Dr. Felicia Brown-Haywood, vice president of diveresity, equity, and inclusive excellence

Lebanon Valley College acknowledges that the land on which our institution is located is within the historic homelands of the Susquehannock Tribal Nation. We further acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse peoples who have and continue to cultivate relationships to this land.

Students in the ceramics studio at LVC designed a diversity, equity, and inclusion-themed mosaic mural on campus.

Inclusive Excellence Highlight

Students Design Mural to Promote Inclusivity on Campus

Students in the ceramics studio class at LVC designed a diversity, equity, and inclusion-themed mosaic mural on campus.

The LVC community voted on the work of three semifinalists—Shannon Peachey, Isabel Campbell, and Amelia Mantione—to choose the final design. After two weeks of campus voting, Mantione’s design was selected.

Each student in the class contributed two tiles that resonate with them most, and the ceramic pieces that make up the mosaic mural were created, fired, and glazed.

Kente Intercultural Graduation

Office of DEI & Belonging

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging provides vital resources that help the entire campus community put our values into action. It facilitates campus-wide programming for students, faculty, staff, and administrators focused on increasing diversity, promoting equity, and advocating for justice.

Dr. Matthew Silvis, Dr. Shauntey James, T Horning, John Lawn, and TaLisa Ramos-Watts

Symposium on Inclusive Excellence

The annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence encourages students and staff to learn, grow, and commit as a campus to comprehensive and continuing engagement with our diverse community. An entire day is reserved for a featured keynote speaker and educational sessions that inspire open dialogue.

Learn and Join

Find connections and support, keep learning, and work toward equity and justice.

Bias Response & Education Team

The Bias Response and Education Team (BRET) is one of our most valuable resources in making, and keeping, LVC a safe place for everyone. We believe open expression and mutual respect for diverse individuals must exist together for our community to thrive; BRET helps make this possible.