Inclusive Welcome Statement for a Syllabus

Incorporating inclusive language in your syllabus is a simple step that may help students across a variety of identities feel seen, heard and supported. You can copy and paste the language below into your syllabus or use it as a template to create your own welcome statement.

In this course, each voice in the classroom has something of value to contribute. Please take care to respect the different experiences, beliefs and values expressed by students and staff involved in this course. We support Purdue's commitment to diversity and welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, citizenships, disabilities, sexes, education levels, ethnicities, family statuses, genders, gender identities, geographical locations, languages, military experiences, political views, races, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses and work experiences.

For more information,visit the Division of Diversity and Inclusion website.