Diversity and Inclusion

The Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory University Department of Medicine are committed to ensuring a climate of inclusion and organizational equity by leveraging the varied attributes of diversity in our community. The department’s commitment to diversity is guided by its values of integrity, respect, trust, compassion, innovation, collaboration, inclusion, quality, accountability, and excellence.

The Department of Medicine is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty, trainees and staff from diverse ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and racial backgrounds. By increasing the diversity of the physician workforce, the department looks to decrease disparities in health care. 

School of Medicine Policy on Diversity and Goals

The Emory University School of Medicine views diversity as encompassing race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability and other aspects of life experience. These attributes enhance our scholarly, learning, living and health care environments. They also enhance our ability to deliver equitable, compassionate, cross-cultural healthcare, improve community health and lead efforts to eliminate health inequalities and improve health outcomes in disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. We must train, recruit and employ a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and trainees, including members of communities underrepresented in the medical and scientific workforce who reflect and understand the multicultural and international communities that Emory serves. A climate of inclusiveness is essential to achievement of diversity. We affirm diversity and inclusiveness to be fundamental values that benefit our classrooms, workplaces and community.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs

Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs or employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law and prohibits such discrimination by its students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 1599 Clifton Road 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404-727-9867 (V) 404-712-2049 (TDD). 

Emory University has an approved Affirmative Action Plan and complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable regulations there under. Any inquiries should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 1599 Clifton Road 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404-727-9867 (V) 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University Office of Equity and Inlclusion

Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement

The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) ensures Emory University's compliance with Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act federal regulations. OEI also monitors and executes the university's Equal Opportunity Policy.

OEI is committed to promoting a fair and accessible campus environment for the Emory University community through collaboration with our university partners.

In support of these principles, OEI:

  • Advocates for equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law
  • Promotes recruitment and retention of qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Conducts prompt, unbiased review and adjudication of discrimination and harassment complaints
  • Protects students from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, by any university employee, other students, or a non-employee third party
  • Assures reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities, and
  • Provides a wide variety of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Disability educational programs and training.

We conduct our work within the framework and spirit of these Emory University materials:

From the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion website

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Cultural Competency and Diversity at Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare's vision, to be recognized as the leading health care system in Atlanta and the Southeast, differentiated by discovery, innovation and compassionate, patient-focused care cannot be accomplished without full engagement from every member of our Emory Healthcare community. Together, we must ensure Emory Healthcare offers an environment that is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of our patients, families and our employees and provider teams without regard to race, color, gender, religion or sexual/gender orientations and expressions. By fostering a culture that embraces diversity and cultural competence, Emory Healthcare will dramatically improve the care we offer while further enhancing our commitment to our employees and provider teams.

From the Emory Healthcare Vision for Cultural Competency and Diversity

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