Our Diversity Affirmation

Since 1990, our department has embraced a diversity affirmation. This critical expression of inclusion and respect was drafted by MPH Student Association Co-Chairs Wendy Hussey and Elvia Soberanes, endorsed by the MPH students and faculty, and then approved by the department leadership.

We are proud of this unique and timeless statement of who we are and what we value.

Our diversity honors experiences, visions, choices, and realities. It is open to varied cultures, classes, ages, genders, orientations, religions, and abilities. It acknowledges differences and the critical importance of sharing the experiences and challenges of those differences.

Our diversity is built on respect, support, inclusion, and representation. It embraces and honors community, ethnicity, spirituality, sexuality, gender, and culture.

Our diversity provides a philosophical outlook that searches to find the points of inter-connectedness among us, and accepts that not all points of view connect.

Our diverse community resolves to create spaces for all voices and stories to be shared and heard.