University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center strives for inclusive excellence through advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet its mission to promote and improve the health of the citizens of Nebraska by advancing health and biomedical sciences through the highest quality education, patient care, research excellence, and community service.

Core Principles

UNMC has embraced the core principles of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity adopted by the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

  • Diversity: Individual differences (e.g., personality, prior knowledge, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations).
  • Equity: The creation of opportunities for historically underrepresented populations to have equal access to and participate in educational programs that are capable of closing the achievement gaps in student success and completion.
  • Inclusion: The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect—in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.

Read the UNMC College of Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.