The Diversity/Multicultural Awareness Committee instituted a survey to all employees and was completed by 195 staff and faculty. SCF's definition of diversity was created from responses received from the survey:
Diversity is the appreciation of varied talents, perspectives and identities that we have developed from our experiences. The unique characteristics, world views, expertise, and hopes contribute to the improvement and success of the entire community. A true appreciation of differences strengthens SCF by the enriched interactions and increases respect for all.