|Diversity and sexual orientation concerns
We are all much more simply human than otherwise ... Harry Stack Sullivan
St. Norbert College Counseling and Psychological Services strive to be
sensitive to all students regarding their backgrounds and individual
differences. We believe that by recognizing and affirming individual
differences as well as recognizing the commonalities of the human
experience we can better help students navigate an often unkind world.
As it pertains to ethnic and cultural issues, the staff have worked in
multicultural environments, and while we don't know everything about
every culture, we seem to collectively know a little about most cultures
from which our students come. We believe that helping students from
diverse cultural backgrounds makes us better therapists but more
importantly better people. We like all the colors in the crayon box as
just using one can get kind of boring.
Regarding sexual orientation and sexual identity, we take an open
approach when working with students. There are places on campus
to discuss the role of homosexuality in various faiths, but that is not
our role. Our desire is to help students of any sexual orientation or
sexual identity without regard to whether or not it coincides with a
particular religious view.