Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The College of Veterinary Medicine believes that human and intellectual diversity is paramount to academic excellence. As a college, we understand that our commitment to diversity is a shared responsibility among our faculty, staff, students, alumni and others who are part of the community. Together, we are committed to build and expand individual and organizational efforts that foster respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equity, and self-esteem. The College of Veterinary Medicine aims to provide equitable access and opportunity through the development of policies and initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to recruiting and retaining, on a nondiscriminatory basis, people who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. By championing educational equity, and fostering inclusivity in our classrooms, laboratories, and clinical environments, we will promote a veterinary global awareness that creates a new generation of graduates from diverse backgrounds, who will enrich the profession and our world.

Diversity Strategic Initiatives

  • Goal 1: Achieve a climate and culture that promotes respect, performance, equity, and inclusion.
  • Goal 2: Build a college community that represents local and global diversity.
  • Goal 3: Develop professionals that cater to diverse local and global communities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The college’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee consists of students, staff, faculty, and administrators, who are committed to providing an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and safe for our clients, students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the College of Veterinary Medicine. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Dr. Michael V. Bowie; who serves as the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Clinical Assistant Professor.