Our departmental community is dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and service, as we investigate and interpret the human story over time while accounting for all forms of diversity. We seek to foster the growth of insightful, thoughtful and engaged individuals who are committed to upholding the values of respect, trust, inclusion, equity, responsibility, and excellence. Members of this community commit to uphold these values and, in doing so, commit to the fundamental premise that the quality and integrity of historical inquiry requires a critical appreciation of diverse perspectives. Only with such a commitment can we inspire trust and confidence with one another and with the local and global community, which we serve and rely on for our future viability. To truly engage with this community, we must be a reflection of it.