Diversity and Inclusion

Land Acknowledgement

The Cummings Center is located on lands that have been home to many diverse nations, including the Ohio Seneca and Cayuga, the Lenni Lenape (Delaware), the Miami, the Shawnee, the Wyandot (Wendat), the Ottawa (Odawa) and the Ojibwe Nations. These lands were ceded in the 1805 Treaty of Fort Industry and the forced removal of tribes through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Cummings Center pays respect to the land and lives of Indigenous Nations past and present, and is committed to a process of continual learning, reflection and reconciliation.

Learn more about The University of Akron's Land Acknowledgement.

Inclusion Statement

The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is committed to providing access to the historical record of psychology and related human sciences to all audiences. We recognize the systematic barriers that lead to inequity and seek to contribute to the creation of a more inclusive and equitable culture. This includes addressing the historic and continuing role of psychology and human science and culture studies more generally in supporting and rationalizing unjust systems and practices. We stand against social injustice, including all forms of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. Further, we recognize that the process of more accurately representing and uplifting marginalized groups within the historical record is both ongoing and necessary.

We are actively working to create inclusive exhibits, programming, and collecting policies that center historically marginalized voices. We strive to ensure that our programs are designed to be accessible to all visitors and that our collecting policies reflect a commitment to representing these voices. We will work to assist visitors with disabilities in accessing all portions of our museum and galleries, as well as in conducting research within our archival holdings.

For more information on the physical accessibility of our building, please visit our Accessibility page.