As a community committed to the Christian values exemplified by the empathy,acceptance, and charity of Blessed Edmund Rice, Palma endeavors to create a learning and social environment that is respectful, open-minded, and tolerant, a community that celebrates diversity and differences and actively works to end bullying and harassment.
Palma’s Diversity Club, established over ten years ago as a partnership between students and faculty, is a critical part of diversity awareness on campus. A faculty member, a Diversity Moderator, oversees the club however, 20 student leaders take ownership for the mission of this important club and take an active role in promoting awareness and acceptance on campus. These leaders meet twice a week throughout the school year to plan workshops and special events for the student body. Every freshman attends a diversity workshop, which is directed by student leaders. This workshop provides a safe and confidential place to share with peers about the effects of discrimination and discuss positive ways to confront intolerance.