We believe that functioning in a truly diverse community is a vital 21st-century skill.
At PSCS, we define diversity to include race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, different physical and cognitive abilities, and religion. We recognize that there may be other areas in need of attention that we have not identified here, or that will emerge with time. PSCS has an open admissions policy that reflects our aim to respect individual differences and learn from diversity.
We admit students of any racial, national, religious, or ethnic origin, from all backgrounds, belief systems, family dynamics, and orientations. In short, we recognize and invite the participation of all people, not discriminating on any basis in the administration of our programs.
PSCS relies on an active Anti-Bias Committee that currently includes members of the student body, staff, and board of trustees to help focus our efforts. The goal of the Anti-Bias Committee is to help ensure that PSCS is a place where no group of people feels categorically excluded. Committee members support the ongoing work of students, staff, and trustees, and hold a space for potentially difficult conversations; they have identified and articulated race, ethnicity, and gender as areas of focus for PSCS.
PSCS alum Lauren Head graduated with the PSCS Class of 2010 and from Quest University in 2014. During their sophomore years, all Quest students write a “Question Proposal,” which serves as their academic concentration and interdisciplinary major for the final two years of their undergraduate education. Lauren’s question was, “What is the role of empathy in community?” In her Question Proposal, she wrote, “I spent my senior year of high school investigating my values of empathy and community. All that...Read More >