Diversity Statement

Commitment to Diversity

With its fundamental mission and long history of providing education and research training in the biomedical sciences, the Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) recognizes the value of diversity in contributing to new knowledge that advances scientific understanding and that contributes to amelioration of the human condition within our local and global communities. Respect for new and different ideas provides the foundation and opportunity for all our students, fellows and faculty to contribute to the discovery process and allows us to celebrate diversity in all human dimensions. JCLS thus welcomes participants to its scholarly community without regard to race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, national and international backgrounds, diversity of thought, pedagogy, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, political affiliation or disability.

Jefferson University complies with all relevant local ordinances and state and federal statutes in the administration of its educational and employment policies and is an Affirmative Action Employer. Any inquiries may be directed to the Manager of Employee Relations or to the University's Affirmative Action Officer at 215-503-7758.