Defining Pluralism 

If you take a close look at our "pluralitree", you’ll notice that it reflects many differences. Race. Ethnicity. Ability. Sexual orientation. Nationality. Religion. Politics. Socio-economics. This is diversity.

We recognize that there have been three historical responses to diversity in our country. Sometimes we have allowed differences to divide and separate us. Other times we have attempted to assimilate or erase differences. At Cascadia we are striving to embrace and celebrate our differences. This is pluralism.

We want to do more than merely share the same campus. We want to understand what makes us different, allow for expressions of our differences, create outlets for dialogue, actively engage with one another, and build meaningful relationships that span cultures.

We know that pluralism will help us to become a stronger community and more effective educational institution.