Trine University president reaffirms commitment to inclusion

March 30, 2015

Trine University president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., has issued a statement in response to the recent passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

President Brooks“Since the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday, March 26, the state of Indiana has been cast in a negative light because many view the law as discriminatory and unwelcoming.

“Trine University remains committed to cultivating diversity, inclusion and fairness. As a leading private institution of higher education, Trine fosters a culture of understanding, growth and inquiry; values the diverse qualities of its students, faculty and staff; promotes an inclusive environment free of discrimination and intolerance; and welcomes everyone.

“Trine will not allow discrimination and will continue to grant admission and provide educational opportunities without regard to race, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion or veteran status. The culture of Trine University dictates that these same standards of acceptance apply to all faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

“I encourage everyone to respect, value and support each other.”

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