A fundamental responsibility across the spectrum of health professions is to provide quality health-related services and care to all segments of society. To effectively achieve this, knowledge must be integrated and applied from multiple disciplines and perspectives with the purpose of serving the needs of diverse groups and communities. This calls for a dedication to scholarly pursuits through discovery and education that are receptive to a variety of ideas and viewpoints.
The quality and rigor of learning experiences rely on collegial, respectful, generative exchanges among and between faculty, staff, students, and community partners. This is determined by a commitment to openness to diverse backgrounds, experiences, thoughts, perceptions, and belief systems; as well as actively dismantling and resisting oppressive agendas and systems. This, in turn, contributes to expanded interest, understanding, desire, and compassion to advance the health of all individuals, families, communities, and populations. Moreover, producing graduates prepared for global citizenship who strive for social justice is essential to promoting a world that values the right to complete physical, mental and social well-being.
Of primary importance to our academic programs is the composition of our student body. Our recruitment and admission processes are designed to attract and matriculate broadly representative student cohorts. Applicants’ qualifications are reviewed for academic and non-academic factors that indicate potential for academic success and positively influencing diversity within educational programs. And, fostering an inclusive environment that is attentive to student progression and retention is central to our work across educator, advising, and administrative roles. These principles guide our efforts to bring together and graduate students who strengthens the campus and university.
Learn more about UW Bothell’s Diversity Center “by students and for students.”