Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

A healthy campus community is a vibrant and inspiring place to work, study, and live. It celebrates the contributions of all and welcomes a diversity of ideas, backgrounds and experiences.

University Health Services is committed to sustaining a welcoming environment where diversity, equity and inclusion are valued and demonstrated in our organizational practices, policies, services and programs. We respect the uniqueness of the students, staff and faculty we serve, and embrace the opportunity to provide quality, culturally competent care that reflects our common desire to feel respected, valued and welcomed.

UHS Core Values

The following beliefs guide our work in service to the campus:

  • Integrated View of Health. We believe health is multidimensional: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual.
  • Community-Based Collaboration. We embrace working collaboratively-with clients, campus and local providers-using the strengths of a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Accessibility and Responsiveness. We promote equity and inclusion and believe everyone should receive the highest quality care. We are committed to providing programs and services that are economically, physically and culturally accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our communities.
  • Social Responsibility and Stewardship. We protect the long-term wellbeing of our community by responsibly using and developing the resources entrusted to us and promoting environmental awareness, global thinking and local action.
  • Vibrant Work Culture. We celebrate the contributions of our staff and embrace diversity of ideas, backgrounds and experiences. We encourage teamwork and innovation, and support a learning environment that helps staff succeed in their jobs and develop their careers.

UHS Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

At University Health Services, we address equity, inclusion and diversity issues in our roles as both a healthcare provider and as an employer. We have organized our new and planned initiatives under national best practices for reducing healthcare disparities, specifically:

  • Ensure access to quality, culturally-competent care for vulnerable populations by improving the cultural competency and diversity of the health care workforce and addressing disparities in access to care.

  • Improve data collection and measurement of health data by race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as other efforts in planning for the collection of additional data.

    • Examples include: ongoing client satisfaction surveys; annual review of service utilization and core satisfaction measures by race/ethnicity as well as gender identity and sexual orientation as available; regular analysis of demographics of medical and mental health providers as well as managers.

  • Achieve health equity through actions that help better link patients to a usual primary care source and increase the number of students who are part of our UHS medical home.

UHS Diversity Committee

UHS Diversity Committee

The UHS Diversity Committee is an advisory committee that reports to the UHS Executive Director and provides recommendations for sustaining the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The committee is comprised of UHS staff from various job classifications and departments. Monthly meetings enable committee members to share pertinent department and campus updates and to develop recommendations on organization-wide equity and inclusion activities such as trainings, policies, practices and evaluation. Additionally, the committee maintains a relationship with the Office of Equity & Inclusion to integrate UHS efforts and support larger campus initiatives.

For Students | Community-Specific Pages

Based on student and staff feedback, we have identified communities for which students could benefit about learning about our services with their specific communities’ needs in mind. Community-specific Tang Center webpages: