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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are important, interdependent components of everyday life, and are critical to ASA’s mission. ASA aims to foster a culture where every member of the ASA community is valued, supported, and inspired to achieve their goals. This includes providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and socioeconomic background. ASA recognizes that as individuals we all carry our identities into our personal and professional interactions. We encourage our community members to seek out opportunities to learn from those with perspectives different from their own. ASA’s success relies on our individual and institutional ability to build authentic and trusting relationships and partnerships across all aspects of human differences.

ASA Commits to: 

  • Lead with respect and tolerance
  • Include diversity, equity, and inclusion in ASA’s overall mission to support our holistic communities
  • Identify and dismantle inequities within our structure, policies, programs, and services
  • Explore underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness
  • Commit time and resources to achieve an ethnically and culturally diverse staff and Board of Directors
  • Select vendors/consultants who are culturally aligned to these values