Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

A fundamental goal of the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to help to foster a climate where all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work. Working and learning in environments where people experience these qualities help us attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who are fully engaged and positively impact how we teach, work, learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion efforts include:

  • Development and implementation of strategies to foster a culture of inclusion in which highly qualified students, faculty and staff from diverse talent pools experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.
  • Development and management of a comprehensive strategy providing leadership, guidance and support across the school to conceptualize, define, assess and nurture the climate required for diversity, inclusion and excellence to thrive.
  • Address issues of faculty, staff and student diversity and work closely with department chairs, institute/center directors and senior administration to develop robust school-wide and departmental diversity strategic plans to help position diversity and inclusion as core to the school’s missions of education, research and patient care.