The University of Houston's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity through a safe and welcoming environment. We share the high value placed by the professional ethics and standards of the various mental health disciplines represented at CAPS on the dignity and worth of the individual. We seek to promote awareness of and sensitivity toward differences in gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, race, sexual-affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, physical size, religious/spiritual beliefs, class, socioeconomic status, military status, as well as other types of diversity. All staff members at CAPS affirm their respect for the dignity and worth of each individual who seek services here and strive for the preservation and protection of fundamental human rights. Our goal is the acceptance and celebration of differences rather than mere tolerance.