Intercultural competency

Developing cultural competency is at the heart of an effective learning experience and a critical capability for students to acquire in order to flourish in our diverse world.

Cultural competence is defined as an ongoing process by which individuals and institutions respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values their multiple identities. Cultural competency is the ability to be your whole self with people who are not like you. As a community, we hold a growth mindset at the center of our beliefs and thus, we are all in the process of moving forward in the intercultural competency continuum.