Increasing diversity & inclusion at the College of Health

The College of Health Diversity and Inclusion mission is to provide direction and further our University’s commitment to the promotion of cultural diversity and prioritize the recruitment, retention, promotion and advancement of students, faculty, and staff of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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

The University's commitment

University of Utah leaders pledge to increase diversity and inclusion in their programs. The College of Health supports this mission in addition to their own.


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.

Contact Us

Committee Chair
Yda J. Smith, PhD, OTR/L
Phone: 801-585-9589

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