Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome

Welcome to the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion at SIU. Our office is committed to devising strategies and overseeing initiatives within the School of Medicine that will celebrate our diverse campus populations. We work to assure a mix of students, residents, faculty and staff that mirrors the census demographics for central and southern Illinois.
 
Our overarching responsibility is to help students successfully complete their medical education, while providing support to them, and the diverse residents, faculty and staff who make up our workforce. We strive for an organizational culture that respects individual differences, where persons of various backgrounds can flourish in a harmonious, secure, nurturing environment.

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Health DEPOTS
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Health DEPOTS to offer more access, advocacy for better health

The Health DEPOTS program aims to create a safe space for individuals to take charge of their health through improved health literacy and advocacy. (DEPOTS is an acronym for Delivering Equity Places Outside Traditional Settings.)

Equity Spotlight

Housed within the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the mission of AWIMS is to provide a supportive forum to promote honest discussion and positive change in the realms of gender equity, career advancement, work-life balance, and community service, and to champion professional development and promotion of women in medicine and science. 

Alliance for Women in Science (AWIMS)

Latest articles

Health DEPOTS

Health DEPOTS to offer more access, advocacy for better health

The Health DEPOTS program aims to create a safe space for individuals to take charge of their health through improved health literacy and advocacy.
Dr. Sunny Nakae

Kenniebrew speaker: Learning to be an ally is liberating

Sunny Nakae, PhD, offered lessons in empowerment and building skills to “become an ally” at the 2022 Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew Lecture on February 8. Nakae is senior associate dean for equity, inclusion
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Lecture & forum to focus on how to become an equity ally

SPRINGFIELD, IL – At work or in public, we sometimes witness microaggressions, disrespect, and racism directed at others. When something happens that goes against our values, there is often palpable