Skip to Top NavigationSkip to ContentSkip to Footer
Ferris State University BulldogFerris State University Logo

Belonging

 ***December 2023 draft***

Definition 

Belonging is the opportunity to explore, discover and thrive authentically in a secure environment that values, respects, supports, and celebrates an inclusive community.

Commitment Statement 

We, the Ferris State University community, embrace and commit to cultivating an environment of belonging. As part of the fabric of the institution, the work of belonging is the shared responsibility, of students, faculty, staff, administrators and stakeholders. We recognize this commitment is complex and expansive in scope and implementation. We commit to the following actions:   

  1. Scrutinize and operationalize change within policies and practices that hinder inclusion (or create barriers to belonging) 
  2. Develop and implement training, programs, opportunities and spaces that elevate safety, belonging and connection within and to the FSU community 
  3. Champion personal and institutional learning and growth through intercultural dialogue, reflection and constructive feedback 
  4. Embed action items and expectation of quarterly and annual review 


 ***December 2023 draft***