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RPTM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

We recognize the interconnectedness and global nature of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and that the richest learning occurs in situations where there are differences. We believe all of us learn more about others and ourselves through engagement with people who see the world from a breadth of divergent perspectives. These differences include a variety of ethnic backgrounds, countries of origin, disability status, social and economic status, gender and sexual orientations, religious affiliations, appearances, and other aspects. Therefore, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive department in which everyone feels welcome and respected. We encourage and support the development of cultural awareness and intercultural sensitivity by providing opportunities for positive intergroup dialogues and celebrating diversity in our classrooms and communities.

RPTM Faculty, Staff, and Student Hometowns

Our RPTM family comes from a diverse background! This Google map shows the hometowns of some of our faculty, staff, and graduate students. We define hometowns as cities or places RPTMers grew up or went to high school.

These places include:

Eight countries or territories

  • Chile
  • China
  • Panama
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Sixteen states in the U.S.

  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MD
  • MS
  • NC
  • NH
  • NY
  • NJ
  • PA
  • VA
  • WI

We speak at least six different languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German