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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Nursing

A Message from Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing values the enrichment and thrives on the vibrance that diversity brings to our school. Understanding that inclusion is a constant work in progress, we join our broader campus community in commitment to the maintenance of an environment that honors all members of our broadly diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. Read More >>   


A Message from Julius Kitutu, Chief Diversity Officer, and associate dean, Student Affairs and Alumni Relations

As chief diversity officer (CDO) for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, I see it as my true responsibility to ensure that the School of Nursing is a place where together we foster the art of an inclusive community. Read More >>

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee at the School of Nursing is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students through collaboration with the school’s administration, the Health Sciences Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office and the University Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.  The Committee commits to addressing health inequities in diverse populations by providing information about resources, initiatives and educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff that support development of cultural humility and cultural sensitivity in nursing practice. The chairs of the committee are Brenda Cassidy and Jacob Kariuki.

Cultural Humility

Cultural humility requires respect, empathy, and critical self-reflection both within oneself and when interacting with others. 

Improving Cultural Sensitivity

We all have work that can be done to improve our cultural sensitivity and awareness of other cultures and experiences. These resources provide specific information for faculty, staff and students.

Addressing Health Inequities: Social Justice

These resources will help you learn more about health inequities in marginalized communities, and what research is being done to combat this issue.

Educational Opportunities

The University of Pittsburgh Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a packed schedule of events throughout the year. More information is available at calendar.pitt.edu.