The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health follows institutional policies on achieving a climate free of harassment and discrimination. The OHSU Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity and PSU Office of Equity & Compliance (in Global Diversity & Inclusion) both work to promote diversity and prevent discrimination. Sustaining an environment that is respectful of others is vitally important to our mission, and diversity is a core value for every student, employee, and faculty member.
All graduate degree programs require competence in diversity, cultural, and professional ethics. Requisite skills include self-awareness, open-minded inquiry and assessment, and the ability to recognize and adapt to cultural differences. Required and elective courses building competency in diversity and cultural consideration are noted in degree program-specific guidelines.
The Diversity Officers at both universities–Carmen Suarez, PhD, Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion at PSU and Brian Gibbs, PhD, the OHSU Vice President for Diversity sponsor extensive programming and professional development in diversity and cultural competence for faculty, staff and students.
Our School is collaborating with the OHSU On Track! program –On Track OHSU! inspires that “aha” moment in middle and high school students from underrepresented minority backgrounds to create a new, diverse generation of health science professions. Please visit their website for more information and opportunities to volunteer.