Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of our students, faculty, staff and patients.
KUMC defines 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.
Our strategic initiatives to integrate diversity, cultural competence and inclusion across the medical center campus are facilitated by the VC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cabinet. The Cabinet, its subcommittees and related workgroups, is comprised of dedicated and passionate faculty, staff, students, residents and community members. The Cabinet works closely with the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Cabinet and sub-committee meetings are open to all faculty, staff and students.