DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Fostering a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, people from around the world come together in pursuit of a shared goal—improving the health of all of our communities. Their diverse cultures, values, beliefs, interests, experiences and viewpoints enrich our campus community and make us all better health care providers and human beings.
As an institution dedicated to health care, it is critical that we prioritize cultural competence, social justice and advocacy, and an appreciation of diverse perspectives. UHSP is dedicated to fostering an environment that protects and values differences within our diverse community.
Through our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UHSP is building a welcoming environment on campus and creating educational programming and experiences to prepare students to thrive in an interconnected world.
Our Mission and Vision
In partnership with our campus community, we embrace and value our distinct cultures, worldviews, abilities and experiences to maximize individual and institutional success.
We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive environment through intentional involvement and empowerment that promotes and sustains a sense of belonging.
Through the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, students, faculty and staff can take advantage of a variety of welcoming spaces supporting and celebrating diversity at UHSP, including a Multicultural Center, Spirituality Center and Interfaith Prayer Room.
As outlined in the Bias Incident Response Policy, UHSP is committed to establishing and nurturing an environment that actively acknowledges and values diversity, equity and inclusion and is free from any type of prejudice, intolerance or harassment.
UHSP does not tolerate incidents of discrimination and will seek a positive resolution of all such matters.
Incidents of bias should be reported using the Bias Incident Report form.
UHSP presents a number of training opportunities throughout the year to educate student pharmacists on how to respond to patients’ needs and preferences as well as recognize cultural, racial and social inequities in health care.