Diversity Resources at KU
School of Health Professions Diversity Resources for Students
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
The goal of this committee is to facilitate understanding and acceptance of persons with diverse abilities, cultures, and ethnicities within the KU School of Health Professions and the greater community through support and education.
The committee's mission is to celebrate, highlight, and promote the values of diverse cultures and unique perspectives among the school's students, staff, and faculty by creating an inclusive community where shared communication, awareness, acceptance, and mutual respect are enhanced through cultural enrichment.