Stepping beyond the comfortable and familiar is a thoughtful, purposeful, and active commitment to engage with others of difference. This action takes courage and openness;
Engaging with differences provides rich opportunities to view and deal with issues through an enriched and deepened lens. Through dialogue with others of difference, we co-create opportunities to problem-solve and, subsequently, to respond to local and global challenges in new and innovative ways;
Advocating for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally as an embedded praxis;
Advocating for social justice and peace is informed by ethical, equitable, and inclusive praxis with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, roles, and physical and mental abilities; and,
Supporting lifelong learning that embraces formal and informal learning in diverse learning environments, formal research activities, tacit knowledge, and alternate knowledge sharing traditions.