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Diversity Committee

The School of Nursing Diversity Committee was founded in 2002. It consists of School of Nursing staff, faculty, and students who work cooperatively to achieve the DC mission and goals.

We believe a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff will enrich our lives and assist us in experiencing the growth and change that comes from learning more about others and ourselves. The well-being and quality of life of the School of Nursing—including potential students, students, staff, and faculty—and the University may be improved as a result of the work of the Diversity Committee.

It is the mission of the School of Nursing Diversity Committee to promote an environment of respect, teamwork, and mutual understanding among students, staff, and faculty. We strive to create a safe and supportive climate that promotes diverse points of view and in which every person is treated with respect and dignity.

We define diversity as the vast array of human qualities that distinguish each and every person. These qualities include core attributes such as ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical abilities/qualities, as well as attributes that result from a lifetime of experiences, such as cultural background, education, geographic location, marital status, religion, work experiences, socioeconomic status, and military service.

Diversity Committee Goals

  1. Provide a forum for continued vigilance directed toward creation, promotion, and maintenance of activities, programs, and policies that further our understanding of individual and group diversity in all areas, including student life, curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training, research, community service, and events.
  2. Foster discussion and solicit input about diversity issues from students, staff, and faculty in the School of Nursing.
  3. Develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.
  4. Identify and assess existing diversity resources that might be accessed by students, faculty, and staff of the School, as well as by members of the greater community.

Diversity Committee Listserv

In order to foster discussion and solicit input about diversity issues, all students, staff, and faculty in the School of Nursing are encouraged to subscribe to the School of Nursing Diversity email listserv. To join, follow the instructions on the sondiversity Mailman page.

To post a message to the list, send an email to sondiversity@uw.edu.