For the purposes of our work in Student Affairs, the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These differences can exist along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, disability, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies and thought. It is about the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity shared by each individual and woven together.