Diversity & Inclusion
As core values of Washington University School of Medicine, diversity and inclusiveness fuel success in everything we do.
At the School of Medicine, we are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community in which everyone is welcomed, respected and supported. By understanding and embracing our similarities and differences, we enrich and strengthen what we can accomplish together.
An ever-growing network of offices, organizations, initiatives and events is dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion, working toward the goal of weaving these core values into the fabric of our culture. Similar work is underway universitywide. Our efforts address factors including race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, religion and socioeconomic background.
Latest initiative: Creating a formal framework for change
To move our goals from intention to fruition, we are taking deliberate, far-reaching action to build a framework for meaningful change. Overseeing the effort is the Dean’s Senior Leadership Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. This group is creating and executing action plans to put the appropriate policies and resources in place, addressing five targeted areas: faculty hiring, staff hiring, campus climate, professional training and curriculum design.
Backed by a strong commitment from the dean of the School of Medicine and formal recommendations from the Senior Leadership Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, we are laying the foundation for a stronger, more diverse campus and community.
Supporting diversity and inclusion campuswide
Many offices, organizations and resources are dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion at the School of Medicine.
FOR THE MD PROGRAM
The Office of Diversity Programs promotes diversity among educators and prepares medical students to lead in a global society.
The Diversity and Inclusion Student Council promotes an inclusive campus environment for all School of Medicine students.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The Office for International Students and Scholars embraces the university’s mission of welcoming promising students from around the world.
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion raises awareness, supports workforce recruitment and retention, and fosters career development.
The Office of Faculty Affairs supports reviews and promotions, career development, mentoring, policy changes, gender equity and diversity.