The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, created in 2015, provides oversight of the College's diversity and equity initiatives, policies and activities and reports annually on its progress (Baylor login required). The College’s Inclusion and Excellence Council includes faculty, staff, trainees and student members, appointed by the president for their passion for inclusion, diversity and health equity.
This group has oversight of diversity initiatives and activities. Responsibilities include:
- Developing and implementing ongoing, systematic, and recruitment and retention activities, to attract and retain diverse students, trainees, faculty, and staff with focus on women, African Americans/Blacks, and Hispanics/Latinos.
- Partnering with leaders within academic units to provide educational offerings to improve cultural competence and health equity within the healthcare and scientific environments.
- Fostering a climate that possesses respect, integrity, inclusion and open dialogue between learners, faculty and staff.