Committed to equity
At the Gillings School, diversity and inclusion mean we welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. By cultivating inclusion within the School, we better prepare our students, faculty, and staff for the diverse world that awaits them. A globally-interconnected world needs culturally competent people to serve as its leaders. Diversity and inclusion are assets that contribute to our excellence.
On January 8, 2019, the Gillings School hosted a Silent Sam Action Session where we asked our community to share ideas for ensuring that the statue does not return to campus and for making our school a more inclusive, diverse and equitable environment. Participants proposed, and voted to move forward on, six recommendations. We’ll release a report by March 8, 2019. Learn more (PDF).
On Dec. 16, 2018, the Gillings School’s Dean’s Council issued a consensus statement regarding the UNC Board of Governor’s decision about the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam.Learn More
School representatives and panelists from the National Health Equity Research Webcast gather for a group photo.Learn More
Attendees of our student-led Minority Health Conference browse exhibits in the main hall.Learn More
New graduates walk from commencement ceremonies to a gathering in Armfield Atrium.
Participants in our High School Summer Symposium learn about public health at the Gillings School.Learn More
At the Gillings School of Global Public Health, diversity and inclusion are infused into our:
- Research priorities, courses, curricula and programs;
- Student organizations and activities;
- Community and organizational partnerships; and
- Efforts to recruit and support excellent students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world.
At the Gillings School, we train a diverse group of dedicated students to become world-class leaders and researchers who fight health disparities.
Inclusive excellence at our School looks like: respectful, welcoming classroom environments for all; colleagues from a multitude of backgrounds; and diversity outreach to the next generation of public health leaders.