HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion

HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome from the Associate Vice President for Health Affairs/Diversity Initiatives

The Health Science Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Louisville welcomes and embraces our community of students, faculty and staff.  We seek to encourage and foster all our constituent's growth and development to allow for everyone to be successful on our campus.  By augmenting a culture and climate that demonstrates its belief that diversity and inclusion adds value to intellectual development, academic enrichment, patient care, research and community engagement, we believe our campus will be at the forefront of opportunity and innovation.

Our website provides a platform for our readers to explore the many programs, reports, events and activities from across the Health Science Center in one central repository that will benefit all of our faculty, staff, students and members of the community.  Should you have comments or questions about our diversity efforts or this website, please send feedback to hscodi@louisville.edu .


The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion's goal is to enhance partnership across the schools on the Health Sciences Campus as we continue to promote an environment of inclusiveness through the understanding and celebration of the many differences in perspectives, thoughts, experiences, belief systems and cultures of our students, faculty and staff. With this goal in mind, it is our intention to provide support toward our efforts of excellence in education, community outreach and research.

To showcase this diversity, please view the video below:


To be a model for innovation for health equity driven by excellence in education, community outreach and research.  We strengthen the climate by supporting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.


To conceptualize, cultivate and coordinate partnerships across the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health & Information Sciences by building organizational capacity and expanding leadership competency for the HSC diversity and inclusion efforts.



The HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion places a major emphasis on increasing the number of students from racial/ethnic groups designated as underrepresented into the health professions system.  Emphasis is also given to recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce here at the Health Sciences Center for our schools of dentistry,medicine,nursing, and public health.

The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias.

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