Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We launched our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative in Summer 2020. Professionally-facilitated activities included a virtual town hall for alumnae and virtual focus groups for current LH students who are women of color. In April 2021, the Lauralton Hall Board of Trustees approved the DEI mission statement written by our DEI@LH work group:
Inspired by the Mercy Core Values, Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall endeavors to create, nurture, and sustain an inclusive culture that inspires all members of our community to share life experiences from their own diverse perspectives and to gain a deeper understanding of people from different races, cultures, religions, and backgrounds.
Faculty and staff embrace practices that inspire young women to open their minds and hearts to others during their time at Lauralton Hall and as they embark on their journey to find their place in the world beyond our campus,· we strive to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion for all and empower young women to pursue their highest potential in our global community through lifelong learning, compassionate service, and responsible leadership.
Also, among the Mercy Education Core Values is to respect the dignity of each person, an ideal we strive to achieve as a community.