in academia, used to refer to the recognition of a wide range of personal experiences. “Diversity” is a property of groups rather than individuals. The term is often used to refer to “diversity of heritage,” i.e., the representation of people from a range of ethnic or cultural traditions/backgrounds taking part in an academic community. However, may also refer to diversity of gender, age, program of study, college readiness, family makeup, or any distinguishing personal factor.

Emory’s Institutional Statement on Diversity