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The Office for Diversity and Inclusion plays a pivotal role in fostering an environment for staff that champions equality, equity, and inclusivity. With a multifaceted approach, we actively support staff members by implementing various programs and initiatives geared toward creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all.

We collaborate with departments to ensure that policies and practices within the Heersink School of Medicine promote diversity and inclusivity. This involves reviewing hiring and recruitment practices, advocating for diverse representation, and providing training and professional development for staff.

Furthermore, the office serves as a resource hub, offering guidance and support to staff who may face discrimination or harassment. It provides avenues for reporting incidents, offers counseling services, and advocates for fair and just resolutions.

We are committed to creating a culture where all staff members feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best efforts to the institution's mission of health care excellence.