Building inclusivity and community
UNMC is committed to creating a culturally competent environment that welcomes the richness of diversity and inclusivity on campus.
To achieve this goal, UNMC offers opportunities throughout the year for faculty, staff and students to come together. Everyone can attend the Diversity Lecture Series, Culture Fest, Spirit Week, the Holi Festival of Colors and International Week.
The Inclusivity Committee, consisting of representatives from all colleges and major units, is charged with making recommendations to the Office of Inclusion and the Chancellor related to diversity planning, evaluation and accountability.
It is through enriching experiences, events and discussions that we get to know each other a little better and realize we are more alike than different.
In working to foster a culture of inclusion that values the differences among us, the Office of Inclusion:
- provides leadership in developing and implementing policies, programs and efforts to enhance recruitment, inclusion, retention and equity for a diverse student body, faculty and staff
- emphasizes assessment and evaluation of high-impact strategies, programs, practices, and initiatives to promote equity, access and inclusivity across the campus
- works on diversity initiatives with senior leaders to engage the campus and surrounding community to help define, enable and foster an inclusive and welcoming campus culture