Diversity: Equity & Inclusion
In accordance with the Jesuit ideal of social justice, St. Ignatius College Preparatory fosters a community of understanding, respect, and inclusion of students of all backgrounds. SI promotes respect for all forms of diversity and strives for solidarity within the entire school community.
Studies have shown that, regardless of socio-cultural backgrounds, all students exposed to diversity are better at critical thinking, problem solving, interacting with a diverse workforce and becoming effective and empathetic leaders and agents of change than their counterparts who had little exposure to diversity.
Through education and awareness, SI provides students the opportunity to honor and understand the diverse world in which we live in order to cultivate empathetic, effective leaders and agents of change.
Students in SI’s Asian Students Coalition took part in the Chinese New Year’s Parade, which featured Miss Chinatown June Quan ’05. The SI float was organized by SIPAC, the parent organiztion supporting the Asian Students Coalition.
Nobel Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu came to SI in November 2010 to address the student body in an event hosted by the Association of Latin American Students and the African American and Latino Parent Organization.
Poet Ishmael Reed (center), author Adam Mansbach (right) and SI Diversity Director Matt Balano gathered at SI in 2011 for a POCIS (People of Color in Independent Schools) gathering of Bay Area educators.
Click here to see photos from the Ignatian Guild's International Food Faire, which celebrates the many cultures that make up the SI community.