Diversity Statement & Mission
Diversity is an essential element of our global commitment at the Harvard School of Public Health. The school’s wide-ranging research, multi-disciplinary education, and translation of health knowledge affect individuals, communities, and nations around the world. Our school is strengthened by our diverse, cross-cultural community of students, faculty, and staff, who bring a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints to our shared endeavors.
At the Harvard School of Public Health, we respect and value the inherent worth of each individual from all races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, economic or veteran status, and other diverse perspectives and individual differences. Further, we are committed to tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect everywhere within our community, and we hereby affirm our promise to provide a welcoming place for one and all.
Through our educational mission, we establish ambitious goals as we strive to increase diversity at all levels of the school. HSPH is committed to providing safe and supportive opportunities for members of all groups within our learning, working, researching, and teaching communities. Only with a thoroughly inclusive community, we believe, can the school continue to fulfill its mission of educational excellence and lead global efforts that advance the health and well being of populations worldwide.
The Office of Diversity’s Mission: To initiate and support activities that increase diversity and promote cultural competency among members of the HSPH community.
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