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We are committed to fostering a community and culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. As faculty, staff, and students in the UAB School of Public Health, we will ensure that in our pursuit of excellence in education, research, and service, we embody our mission and our values in all that we do.

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

  • Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstances. Differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.
  • Equity refers to the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement, while at the same time identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent the full participation of marginalized groups.
  • Inclusion refers to the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can feel welcome, respected, supported, and valued. An inclusive climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions.

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