It is the mission of this certificate to provide students with an opportunity to obtain knowledge of people within different groups. This includes: different cultures, languages, classes, genders, sexual orientations, races, abilities, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity groups of the United States and across the globe.
The mission also includes teaching students skills to respond respectfully and effectively to people in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities. We do this by combining theoretical understanding and practical tools gained through experiential learning.
ITC is committed to the teaching and training of students, the university community, and the community at large, in understanding and respecting those who are different from one's self. ITC operates on the belief that by doing so students will become confident in their abilities to be informed, active citizens of the world.