Diversity & Inclusion

comm meetingThe Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is diligent in fostering excellence in teaching, research and clinical service. We recognize excellence is reached through the vibrant exchange of ideas, which thrives when people from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and viewpoints collaborate. We uphold an environment of inclusivity, equal opportunity and accessibility. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere where similarities and differences are celebrated, mutual respect is cultivated and intellectual growth is fueled.

Goals & Activities

Recruitment & Retention

  • Representation from D&I Committee on all new faculty search committees
  • Attend Graduate Medical Education Diversity Support Forum
  • Strategic mentorship efforts

Departmental Climate

  • Coordinate Office of Equity and Diversity Certificate Program opportunities
  • Order and distribute "All Are Welcome Here" buttons and signs
  • Develop and administer a department-specific climate survey

Research/Clinical Services

  • Review clinic toys/books/games, seating and informational pamphlets to ensure they are representative of the populations we serve and are culturally sensitive/appropriate
  • Develop research marketing materials that represent a diverse population
  • Build a partnership with the Research Council