Diversity & Inclusion in Theatre & Dance at Otterbein

The Department of Theatre and Dance stands in support of Otterbein’s values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion embodied in this excerpt from the Otterbein Equity and Inclusion Statement:

In its mission to be an inclusive community dedicated to educating the whole person in the context of humane values, Otterbein University is committed to the values and practices of diversity and inclusion. The Otterbein Community considers diversity a source of innovation, creativity, and human flourishing. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region.

To ensure that all members of the Otterbein Community have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the community, the University is committed to inclusive practices. In an inclusive organization, each person’s resources and contributions are recognized, respected, and used in service to the organization’s goals; it is a place where people feel valued, respected, and heard, and where people are fully able to contribute.

The Department of Theatre & Dance has made a strong commitment to Equity and Inclusion, outlined in our Departmental Statement. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are works in progress and you can follow our progress on this important work through the updated Timeline Document below.

Department of Theatre & Dance Fall 2021 Update

Department of Theatre & Dance Spring 2022 Update