The essence of learning involves making sense of the new, confronting and understanding the different. What better way to learn than from those who bring different experiences and perspectives to campus? When students of various backgrounds come together in a college community, opportunities for learning multiply—in and out of the classroom. A more inclusive community also prepares students for effective engagement in today’s multicultural world.

Achieving greater inclusiveness requires more resources. With increased financial aid, Gettysburg could enroll more students from a wider range of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds—improving the intellectual vibrancy of the learning environment for everyone at the College.