Equality and Diversity Statement
The International College at Payap University recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its academic goals. While founded by the Church of Christ in Thailand, Payap University is very ecumenical and open to people of all backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs.
The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity.
Payap University commits to equality and diversity by striving to:
- Provide equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity
- Create a tolerant and inclusive community, including respect for diverse cultures, religions and beliefs.
- Treat all College members and prospective members on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment
- Provide and promote a positive learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and
any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation
- Promote good relations between individuals from different groups and tackle prejudice and promote understanding
- Develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community
- Provide on-campus accessibility and assistance to students and staff with disabilities
To facilitate these key principles Payap provides assistance to all students, faculty and staff via the educational support of:
- International Campus Life (ICL)
- Office of Student Development
- Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace (ICRP)
- Counseling services are also available with Payap University’s clinical psychologist Dr. Esther Wakeman.
An interfaith prayer room, which includes prayer mats and a marker towards Mecca is located on the ground floor of The Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace.
There is also a chapel, Christian church, and Bible studies on campus.
Additionally, Chiang Mai is a major center of Buddhism with over 300 temples throughout the city.