AJU is committed to cultivating a serious and scholarly environment in which AJU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates can earnestly engage with complex and challenging ideas without fear of reprisal. As is our articulated in our Diversity Statement, we, as a Jewish institution, are particularly attentive to the broad range of ideas, intellectual traditions, political approaches, and observance customs within and across the various sects of Judaism that our University engages and serves. More broadly, our faculty, administrators, and staff are united to ensure that robust scholarly exchange in all of our programs exists in the context of respectful dialogue, such that all students (regardless of race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender, class, physical (dis)ability, and age) are empowered to pursue their quest for knowledge as well as personal and professional development.