Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The KU School of Health Professions strives to build an inclusive community based on respect for diverse cultures and unique perspectives.
As one of its core value statements, the University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. That environment should nurture the growth and development of everyone affiliated with the institution, including students, faculty and staff.
Leadership within the School of Health Professions supports diversity as a core value by working closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The school also seeks guidance from a group of faculty members that form the School of Health Professions faculty diversity, equity and inclusion committee. Its goal is to help foster understanding and acceptance of persons who bring different perspectives and life experiences to the shared community.
School Statements on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The school is committed to creating and maintaining diverse and inclusive learning and working environments that nurture the growth and development of our students, faculty, staff, and patients. Read more.
The School of Health Professions and the University of Kansas Medical Center are committed to creating and maintaining diverse and inclusive learning and working environments that nurture the growth and development of our students, faculty, staff, and patients.
We define diversity as a state of being in which the variety of cultures, experiences, expertise, and viewpoints are valued and incorporated into the fabric of our community. Diversity encompasses age, education level, ethnicity and race, gender expression and identity, nationality, national origin, physical and mental ability, political and religious perspectives, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other human differences.
By embracing diversity our university will attract and retain skilled and talented employees and students dedicated to excellence in education, research, patient care, community, and global initiatives. A diverse and inclusive community that fosters mutual respect requires the engagement of the university at all levels.
For more related information about initiatives, events, and activities on our campus please visit the KU Medical Center's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cabinet website.
Statement updated February 26, 2021.
School of Health Professions
Diversity Resources for Students
- Dean's Diversity Scholarship
- Diversity at KU Medical Center
- Office of Student Life: Diversity Education Programs and Resources
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine
- KU Office of Multicultural Affairs – Lawrence campus