Diversity is an essential element of our global commitment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The school’s wide-ranging research, multidisciplinary 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 T.H. Chan 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.
The School 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.
To promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Harvard Chan community and beyond.
- Act as an advocate to ensure equitable access to all facets of the Harvard Chan School
- Capacity building for self, social, and community awareness about isms and privilege
- Supplement and complement curriculum around equity and health
- Create dialogue about structures of inequality
- Increase access to educational, research, and professional opportunities at the School
- Increase transparency around policies, efforts, issues, and concerns
- Collaborate with internal and external partners
- Serve as a resource to the Harvard Chan School community
- Increase overall public health diversity