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What is Diversity?

Simply put, diversity means difference – individuality – unique – and it means variety. Diversity is also that set of characteristics, experiences, and values that cannot be changed which define an individual such as national origin, age, language, race, color, and ethnicity. Diversity also includes characteristics that define an individual which may change or that occur naturally such as religion, gender identity, socioeconomic level, veteran status, education level and family structure.