"Rice University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry disability or veteran status."
So say Rice's policies on admission and employment, but that's only part of the story. Sure, we don't discriminate, but more than that, ours is an open, welcoming, nurturing community where tolerance is expected and diversity is celebrated. Our differences we value for the unique perspectives they provide, but no difference is more important than our common humanity.