Welcome to Graland. As the Director of Equity and Inclusivity, I oversee the School’s diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives as we seek to embrace, welcome, and support every member of our community. We want our members to feel a sense of belonging and feel like they can thrive and achieve at a high level. We do this by honoring everyone’s individuality. At Graland, we see you, we hear you, and we value you; your voice matters and is included.
What makes a school truly great is its marketplace of ideas. We read literature to explore the world through others’ eyes, we study history to explore worlds gone by, and we examine cultures and languages to see the world from different hemispheres. Ideas don’t just come through the curriculum, they also spring from our community -- from the students, the faculty, and the leadership. The more diversity in these populations, the more lenses through which to view the world, and the more ideas.
To manifest the benefits of diversity, individuals need to feel safe and valued enough to bring their authentic selves to a community where they can share ideas, explore themes as they see them, challenge ideas, and present different viewpoints. Diversity leads to greater innovation and adds to the intellectual currency of our community. Simply put, diversity and inclusion enhance learning and equip our students to be engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
At Graland, our goal is to meet your human need to belong. Through our admission process and throughout your Graland journey, we get to know you, and we create a welcoming community with you in mind so that you can show up as your true, authentic self.