The School of Journalism and Mass Communications embraces the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, emphasizing cultural and intellectual diversity, the First Amendment, and the free flow of ideas. The School prepares students to excel in advertising, journalism, and public relations by teaching professional skills and advanced information technologies, by developing the capacity for critical and original thinking, and fostering creativity and a passion for communications. We further this mission with our commitment to diversity. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications prepares future media professionals in all forms of global communications for responsible outreach and inclusion of all people. We respectfully identify and address, in a timely, fair and truthful way, issues of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious cultures and disability in our nation and global community.
- We hire faculty from diverse communities who exemplify socially conscious and inclusive role models.
- We enroll students of all ages and economic and cultural backgrounds, and encourage them to voice their opinions, share their experiences, educate others, learn from their peers, and support diversity in both their academic and future professional careers.
- We update our curriculum regularly to ensure relevancy and sensitivity.
- We explore innovative and ethical uses of new technology to broaden public scope of diversity in our community and the world.