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Important Updates

In recent days and weeks, we have witnessed communities across the country speaking out against the continued mistreatment of people based on their racial identity and events involving racial injustice including the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and far too many others.

We stand with our students and our community in their anger and mourning. We share in their pain as we all try to process yet another avoidable and tragic loss.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is working with the president and other campus leaders in our response. In the coming weeks, we hope to create opportunities for members of our University community to come together and process, listen, learn and create change within our own campus community and beyond.

Diversity and inclusion are among University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis' core values, and we do not tolerate racism, prejudice, hatred or violence in any form.

We will continue to update this page with information and resources, and Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA, Chief Diversity Officer, is available at isaac.butler@uhsp.edu to assist with any questions or concerns.

Additional personal and academic resources continue to be available to students, faculty and staff.

Announcements

See below for the latest announcements. New updates will be added as they become available.


An Important Message to the Campus Community
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Read a message to our University community from John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., President and Professor.

Read the complete statement.


An Important Message to the Campus Community
Friday, June 5, 2020

Read a message to our University community from John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., President and Professor.

Read the complete statement.


A Message from Dr. Isaac Butler, Chief Diversity Officer
Monday, June 1, 2020

Many members of our community – including me – are angered, saddened and deeply concerned about the continued violence and mistreatment of people based on their race. Our University denounces any activity that mocks or degrades anyone’s identity, and we are committed to taking action regarding the recent incident in our community.

In my role as Chief Diversity Officer at the University, I am working with the president and leaders across campus to coordinate a response in alignment with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. This includes following our bias incident response and student conduct processes.

I am available to speak with members of the community who have additional concerns, and I can be reached directly at isaac.butler@uhsp.edu.

Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA
Vice President for Career Services and Education, and Chief Diversity Officer


A Message to the UHSP Community
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Read a message to our community from John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., President and Professor, and Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA, Vice President, Career Services and Education, and Chief Diversity Officer.

Read the complete statement.

This statement was updated on June 1 to correct an error.


 

Bias Incident Reports

As outlined in the Bias Incident Response Policy, the University is committed to establishing and nurturing an environment that actively acknowledges and values diversity and inclusion and is free from any type of prejudice, intolerance or harassment.

Members of the University community have the right not to be discriminated against by any individual or group based on their actual or perceived age, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, ability (physical, psychological, cognitive), sex, gender identity or expression, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, race, religion, religious practice, veteran status, or other protected classification.

The University does not tolerate such incidents and will seek resolution of such matters.

Bias incidents should be reported using the Bias Incident Report form.

Submit a Bias Incident Report

Once a completed report has been submitted, a member of the Bias Incident Response Committee (BIRC) will review and initiate the incident resolution process.

The BIRC will recommend, provide or assist with restorative interventions and measures to personnel and University boards or committees responsible for adjudicating such cases to promote individual and community healing, learning and growth.

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