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Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture at the College of Health (COH)

We aim to promote a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative practices by forging spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respected. These ideals are intrinsic to collaborative partnerships and our commitment to diversify the health professions workforce.

The College of Health strives to foster a community reflective of the diverse experiences and backgrounds of its students, faculty, and staff across:

Our commitment to diversity in admissions

The University of Utah College of Health strives to promote diversity and inclusion among its students, faculty, and staff with the realization that diverse perspectives and life experiences strengthen our academic community in multiple ways.

By creating a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages academic excellence and diverse perspectives, we work toward the creation of opportunities for all to learn from one another by sharing our wealth of talents and histories.

Each of our departments offer degrees in professions focused on health, wellness, and research. With the increasingly rich complexity of our population, we recognize the need for our graduates to reflect the diversity of our community. Furthermore, we also recognize the strong and positive impact a diverse collective of faculty, staff, students, and alumni can have on issues of health equity and the valuable role our College can play in reducing health disparities for all populations.

Our commitment to diversity in admissions

The University of Utah College of Health strives to promote diversity and inclusion among its students, faculty, and staff with the realization that diverse perspectives and life experiences strengthen our academic community in multiple ways.

By creating a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages academic excellence and diverse perspectives, we work toward the creation of opportunities for all to learn from one another by sharing our wealth of talents and histories.

Each of our departments offer degrees in professions focused on health, wellness, and research. With the increasingly rich complexity of our population, we recognize the need for our graduates to reflect the diversity of our community. Furthermore, we also recognize the strong and positive impact a diverse collective of faculty, staff, students, and alumni can have on issues of health equity and the valuable role our College can play in reducing health disparities for all populations.

Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

Each year we recognize a faculty or staff member and a student who has shown exemplary efforts in supporting our mission to embrace and increase diversity and inclusion in the College of Health.

Past Award Recipients:

2017-2018

Hester L. Henderson, PhD
Professor
Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

Reghan Boelter
Kinesiology Student
Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

2016-2017

Yda J. Smith, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor – Lecturer
Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies

Whitney Smith-Hutchins
Masters of Occupational Therapy Student
Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies

You can also apply for next year’s award.

Student Life Resources

We at the College of Health (COH) have complied a list of resources at the University of Utah (U of U). for the community. We have included the organization, services they provide, and contact information. 

This list is not exhaustive. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us or one of the resources we've listed to get you the assistance you need.

If there are additional resources you would like to add to the list please contact us yda.smith@hsc.utah.edu.

NameServicesContact

University Counseling Center

Provides developmental, preventive and therapeutic services and programs that promote the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of University of Utah students.

801-581-6826

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

http://counselingcenter.utah.edu/

Feed U Pantry

Provides non-perishable, nourishing food for our students, their families, faculty and staff.

Located in the basement of the University of Utah Student Union.

http://feedu.utah.edu/

University CrisisLine

Designed to provide community members with a full range of options to help solve the crisis in the best setting possible.

801-587-3000

http://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/clinical-services/crisis-diversion/

University WarmLine

This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement, or encouragement.

801-587-1055

Student Health Center

Providing quality healthcare to students, spouses, and their dependents.

801-581-6431

http://studenthealth.utah.edu/

Student Housing & Residential

Creating an inclusive and safe living environment.

801-587-2002

https://housing.utah.edu/

Student Jobs & Career Services

Charged with educating students and alumni in the discovery and realization of meaningful careers.

801-581-6186

http://careers.utah.edu/

http://employment.utah.edu/

Administrative Services

NameServicesContact

Admissions Office

Questions in regards to application or admittance into the University of Utah, transfer credit, etc.

Domestic: 801-581-7283

http://admissions.utah.edu/

International: 801-581-8761

Office of the Registrar

Grading, enrolling, Change of Graduate Classification, Leave of Absence, etc.

801-581-5808

http://registrar.utah.edu/

International Student & Scholar Services Office

Last semester, Leave of Absence, vita status, etc.

801-581-8876

http://internationalcenter.utah.edu/

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Find resources to help with paying for college.

801-581-6211

http://financialaid.utah.edu/

Income Accounting

Tuition bill information.

801-581-7344

http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/income/

Graduation Division

Applying for graduation, statement of degree completions, etc.

801-581-5808

http://registrar.utah.edu/graduation/index.php

Transcript & Verification Division Office

Transcripts, degree letters after the degrees have been posted, etc.

801-581-5808

http://registrar.utah.edu/transcripts/index.php

The Graduate School

Dr. Araceli Frias, Assistant Dean for Diversity, afrias@gradschool.utah.edu, 801-581-6233

Diane Cotsonas, International Teaching Assistant Program, diane.cotsonas@utah.edu, 801-585-6659

801-581-7642

http://gradschool.utah.edu/

Thesis Office

Kelly Harward, Thesis Editor, kelly.harward@gradschool.utah.edu, 801-581-7643

Trista Emmer, Assistant Thesis Editor, trista.emmer@utah.edu, 801-581-8893

Michelle Turner, Assistant Thesis Editor, michelle.turner@gradschool.utah.edu, 801-581-5076

http://gradschool.utah.edu/thesis/

Diversity & Inclusion Programs & Centers at the University of Utah

 

Contact Us

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt

Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt, BSW, E-RYT, C-IAYT, C-MQI

Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

Email 
sarahelizabeth.levitt@hsc.utah.edu

Phone
801-585-9706

Steven Bell

Steven A. Bell, Ph.D., TRS, CTRS

Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies 

Email
steven.bell@health.utah.edu

Phone
801-581-6062

Address
Diversity & Inclusion at the College of Health
520 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108