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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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The Office for Diversity and Inclusion upholds their mission by providing:

A Safe Environment

  • A welcoming and safe atmosphere for dialogues, networking, and community building.

  • A calm environment to complete schoolwork.

Enrichment Programming

  • Enrichment workshops on diverse topics that foster educational, professional, and cultural growth.

  • A variety of programming that furthers the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Advocacy

  • Advocacy for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Support and expansion of efforts within the college that celebrate diversity, culture, and heritage.

Personalized Support

  • Support for academic, personal, career, and financial-related matters through individual or group meetings.

  • Guidance and referrals to resources within the college, University, and local community.

  • Relevant information on engaged curricular opportunities, leadership development, and scholarship exploration.

Community Building

  • Leadership within the college on initiatives for recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

  • Consultation and resources for administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Collaboration opportunities for external stakeholders.

 

"Moving away from all family and friends, even as a graduate student, is a challenge. HHD's Office for Diversity and Inclusion has been a safe haven and place of growth and replenishing for me as often or as little as I've needed it."

Imani Adegbuyi '19 MHA