Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are core values at the College of Pharmacy. Together, we continue to build a nurturing, welcoming, and supportive environment where everyone is respected, diversity is celebrated, and individuals are allowed to voice their ideas without judgment.
In 2022 The College renewed its values, using a process that included input from students, staff, faculty and administrators. We found that the ideas endorsed by members of the College coalesced around the following:
Another value that was strongly voiced by members of COP is diversity. As we did our work, we recognized that diversity needed to be present in each of the ideas, and therefore wove diversity throughout each of our values.
You can read more about our values here .
Our DEI Strategic Plan
The College of Pharmacy's first DEI Strategic Plan 1.0 (2016) sought to address areas that were relevant to faculty, staff, PharmD and PhD students, and Post-Doctoral Researchers. With 80 action items, 93% of them, to date, are in progress or completed. The 2016 Strategic Plan identified the following Key Areas of Concern:
- Recruitment, Retention, Development
- Education and Scholarship
- Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Community
The College of Pharmacy has several programs whose goals are to encourage participation in pharmacy by those from groups underrepresented in pharmacy education and practice.
- Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (I-REU)
Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (I-REU) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with research experience focused on the structure and function of proteins.
- Pharmacy Scholars Program (PSP)
The Pharmacy Scholars Program (PSP) is a boot camp that provides coursework and activities that prepare students to be confident in the interview process and first-year pharmacy school courses.
- Pharmacy Community College Connect (PC3)
Pharmacy Community College Connect (PC3) encourages students from tribal and community colleges to pursue careers in pharmacy by educating them about the various pharmacy pathways available to them. The program is funded by a grant from the McKesson Foundation and held its inaugural year in the summer of 2023.
- Post-doctoral Collegiate Fellows Program (PCFP)
The Post-doctoral Collegiate Fellows Program (PCFP) was created to increase the representation of future faculty in STEM and Pharmacy Education.