The School of Public Health and Health Professions Student Diversity Fund
The goal of this fund is to reduce barriers to attending our professional programs among students from diverse backgrounds and support pathway programs.
Our learning community is enriched by differences in perspectives and background. A diverse student body, faculty and staff is instrumental in promoting cultural competence in public health and clinical practice. We therefore are taking action to increase diversity among our students, faculty and staff with respect to race, ethnicity, first in family to attend college, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and veteran status, and to support the specific needs of international, first-generation, transfer and returning students.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 by the end this fiscal year so we can begin supporting our students as soon as possible.
As it grows, the fund will provide support to our students from diverse backgrounds in several categories including but not limited to tuition, stipends, conference attendance, books, and computers. We hope that this fund will help SPHHP recruit, enroll and retain students across all departments and programs within the school.