Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion OfficeDiversity: differences among people in their gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, national origin, religious beliefs and identity, disability status and age.
Equity: being fair and impartial and challenging and responding to bias, harassment, and discrimination against people from diverse identities and backgrounds. Both as a basic principle and as a course of action.
Inclusion: the practice of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or were historically marginalized.
At Bard Berlin we strive for a respectful, fair, difference-sensitive and appreciative interaction between staff, students and faculty. All members of Bard College Berlin are obliged to counteract discrimination to the best of their abilities.
This commitment also means that we acknowledge societal dynamics that are biased and discriminatory. Consequently, we are committed to counteract discrimination, gender based misconduct or mobbing that might occur at Bard College Berlin. Through positive training and knowledge building for the community we hope to learn and unlearn the biases inherent to our systems. In addition, we offer direct support to people who experience discrimination and take such cases very seriously.
Discrimination can occur on the basis of different dimensions and their possible intersection, including but not exclusively: ethnic origin and racist attributions, appearance, gender identity and gender ascriptions, sexual orientation, disability and/or chronic illness(es), social origin or status, age, language, marital status or pregnancy, religious, confessional or non- confessional orientation.