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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement

Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic institution where we share Jesus’ message that every person is made in the image of God. As such, the stakeholders (Board of Trustees, Administration, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Parents) will be responsible and accountable for building a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and compassionate community. This will be accomplished through planned programs and strategies that emphasize respect for and affirmation of the dignity and worth of each person.

Diversity at SUA

Diversity is an Ursuline core value at Saint Ursula Academy. St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Order of Sisters, insisted on love and respect for every individual. She modeled responsiveness to the “needs of the times” of all social classes, especially those marginalized, not by choice, but by alienation, oppression, or exclusion from educational opportunities.


Saint Ursula Academy’s learning environment uses resources to create opportunities that build an appreciation for the talents, gifts, and abilities of all. Students have many opportunities to get involved in clubs, organizations, and activities that help build a welcoming and inclusive school culture.
Hands Across Campus  (HAC)
  • Sisters in Cultural Unity (SICU)
  • The Asian and Pacific Island Organization (APIO)
  • The Hispanic and Latina Organization (HALO)
  • Spectrum

Faculty & Staff

Every faculty and staff member at Saint Ursula Academy is involved in Equity and Inclusion work. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee guides that work.  Each adult is committed to learning, growing, and doing their part to make Saint Ursula a welcoming and inclusive community.


Parents of all students, including students with diverse backgrounds, have several opportunities to get involved while their daughter is enrolled, including groups and activities with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus. 


Saint Ursula treasures every graduate. While every student's experience is different, it is the goal for every student to feel welcome and that she belongs during her time at SUA, and beyond. The Saint Ursula Alumnae Office aims to:
  • Cultivate student-alumnae connections
  • Strengthen the alumnae of color network
  • Enhance alumnae engagement programs
  • Increase alumnae support of DEI programs and scholarships

Long Range Strategic Plan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is one of the top four goals in Saint Ursula’s most recent Long Range Strategic Plan. Visit the LRSP page to see Saint Ursula’s progress in the area of DEI and the other priority areas.

Alicia Tidwell
Vice President of Community Advancement, Equity, and Inclusion
513-961-3410 ext. 261
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Pamela Mallory
Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging
513-961-3410 ext. 160
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Layla Walton '26 addresses guests at the Freedom Center MLK Day Event.
She is training to be a Freedom Center docent.

Tamia Davis '25 addresses guests at the Freedom Center MLK Day Event.
She is training to be a Freedom Center docent.


You may designate your gift to the Diane Hollaway Curtis Diversity Scholarship or the Julia Schmidt Diversity Scholarship.