Diversity,Equity,Inclusion_1st_Edition

Cultural Competency

APLU believes that human and intellectual diversity contribute to academic excellence, and that the Association and its member institutions benefit from the rich diversity of the persons who comprise our staff, faculty and students.

— M. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public Land Grant Universities, March 24, 2010

What is Cultural Competency?

Cultural competency is associated and was recognized by the general and mental health industry and is the human behavior that incorporates communication, action, beliefs, thoughts and values of ethnicity, ethnic background, religious beliefs and social values (Luster, 2017). Cultural competence is action oriented through the capacity to effectively function and generate change. There are seven tenets of cultural competency: learning, acknowledge, awareness, knowledge, engage and integrate, revise and refine, and cultural competent (Gooden & Norman-Major, 2012).

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