In keeping with UCSF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the IGHS Education Programs are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism for our applicants, students, faculty, staff, and community. This commitment includes:
- recognizing, valuing, and affirming that broadly-defined diversity within our program enhances the quality of life for our campus community, as well as the impact of our work in global health;
- actively practicing cultural humility and anti-racism in the provision of education and student support within the program;
- providing an environment of open communication to generate mutual trust and transparency; and
- rejecting all acts of discrimination as affirmed by the UC Diversity Statement.
We strive to adhere to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion during the admissions process, which is reflected in the makeup of our cohorts of students, who hold many different identities and all arrive with a rich history of experience. The work done by our students, faculty, staff, and graduates is interdisciplinary and focused on furthering equity to promote the highest possible standard of health for every individual. Our principles align with those promoted by UCSF, as expressed by our Office of Diversity and Outreach and IGHS.