The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Intitiatives supports an institutional framework that acknowledges diversity and promotes educational programs that increase awareness, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all individuals regardless of age, class, physical ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. The office serves to provide students with a cooperative, safe and supportive environment and prepares them with an education in caring for patients with diverse backgrounds.
To achieve its mission, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives has established
the following goals:
- To strengthen existing diversity and to increase its scope
- To define acceptable conduct for a Jefferson Community
- To increase communication among the various groups around campus and the community at-large