HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion

HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome from the Assistant 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, clinical service, community engagement and research.

To showcase this diversity, please view the video below:



The University of Louisville Office of Diversity and Inclusion continually strives to ensure diversity and equal opportunity. Our mission is to provide an excellent educational and work environment that promotes an understanding and acceptance of the many differences related to race, gender, socioeconomic class, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, and disabilities of individuals on our campus.


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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