The School Psychology Program has a history of commitment to cultural and individual diversity. Fostering understanding of and respect for cultural and individual diversity are addressed through education and training activities, as well as through policy and structure. This is reflected in curriculum content, course content, practicum settings and activities, special events, recruitment practices for both students and faculty, retention practices, student aid, and the GSAPP committee structure and student organization structure. Understanding of diversity issues is seen as essential to competent professional functioning.