Education at its core is a social process. Academic engagement cannot be separated from social engagement, and at this institution the social aspects of education extend well beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to engage a holistic experience that encompasses the classroom, the laboratory, and the community. There is a concerted effort to provide an inclusive environment to promote the personal and professional development of our diverse student population. Considerable emphasis is placed on student wellness as personal wellness is fundamental to academic and professional success. As part of this effort, students are strongly encouraged to pursue their varied interests outside the classroom through a variety of institutional and community-based activities and initiatives.