At the University of Kansas Medical Center, diversity is not just about Human Resources policies and practices. It is an integral part of who we are, how we operate and how we envision our future. As an academic institution, our ability to understand, embrace and function in a multicultural society is critical to our mission. We define diversity as valuing differences and respecting individuals. We work hard to ensure an inclusive and fair work environment for our employees. The diversity initiative provides classes, forums, film series and many more educational opportunities that lead to a better understanding among colleagues.