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Socially Together and Naturally Diverse
Declaration of Beliefs
We, the students of STAND, are a microcosm of a changing society who will work and learn in a world of cultural and ethnic diversity, and we are commited to create an environment that fosters:
Recognition of the need for human rights and individual dignity through self-respect and respect for others.

Empowerment of students with the skills for responsible decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, and social action.

Development of cross-cultural interdependence through an exchange of knowledge, traditions, and perspectives.

Curriculum that accurately reflects the contributions of all people, is free of cultural stereotypes, and addresses prejudice.

Acceptance and appreciation of individual and cultural distinctions through positive interaction with diverse students and staff.

Equal access to all levels of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.

Safety and the ability to function without fear, underscored by a sense of freedom.

Appreciation of diversity by promoting community service for students and actively involving the community in students' lives at school and beyond.



...is a multicultural student organization that began on one campus in 1990 as an attempt to fight racism and prejudice while promoting strength through diversity.

...is now represented on fifteen campuses in five states, continuing the fight against racism and all forms of prejudice as we work to promote intercultural harmony, education, and respect.

...sponsors many cultural, educational, leadership, and community activities that help people of distinct races, cultures, orientations, and heritages better understand one another and work together for unity.

...now begins a new mission at the University of Southern California where we hope to expand the horizons of understanding across the university level...

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