Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

The Accreditation and Verification of British Organizations (AVBOR) serve its members, students, and society through advocacy for the value and independence of accreditation, recognition of accrediting organizations, and commitment to quality in higher education.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION

The Accreditation and Verification of British Organizations (AVBOR), a non-profit service organization, cultivates and supports an environment that demonstrates appreciation for and values the diversity of its institutions of higher education, accreditors, board, and staff, and all who are served by these groups. We believe that life experiences and heritages of these groups contribute to the richness of AVBOR’s policies, procedures, and daily operations.

AVBOR’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness guides its mission and its’ support for equitable treatment for institutions of higher education, families, and students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are rooted in the cultural identity and lexicon of a civil society. However, in 2020, these words became aggressively polarizing among groups in the United Kingdom. Along with polarization, the British population either became fearful of their neighbors, separated from those who were different or they moved to a new awakening that there is much work to be done to reaffirm that United Kingdom is indeed one nation, with liberty and justice for all.

AVBOR believes in justice for all and supports the rights of every person to pursue their course of happiness in a just society. Learning Institutions are the bedrocks of change and foster free-thinking, individualism, and freedom of just the simple right to “be.”

AVBOR’s commitment to higher education, families, students, and other communities is grounded in the assurance of academic quality. We believe that the rich values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked to quality assurance in higher education. Additionally, AVBOR affirms that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to student success; and, that student success contributes to a better, healthier, and more enlightened, progressive society.