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’s first DEI strategic plan (2016) had the following Key Areas of Concern:
Recruitment, Retention, Development
Education and Scholarship
Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Community
These areas were relevant to faculty, staff, PharmD and PhD students, and Post-doctoral Researchers.
The plan contained 80 action items, and to date 93% of them are in progress or completed.
You can access the plan by clicking on the link in the menu on the left.
The College is now beginning work on its next DEI strategic plan, DEI 2.0, which will be in place Fall 2023.
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.
I-REU: The Interdisciplinary REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with research experience focused on the structure and function of proteins.
PSP: The Pharmacy Scholars Program 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.
PC3: The Pharmacy Community College Connect, PC3, encourages and educates students from tribal and community colleges to pursue careers in pharmacy.
PCFP: The Post-doctoral Collegiate Fellows Program, PCFP, was created to increase representation of future faculty in STEM and Pharmacy Education.