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Diversity is an important part of our medical student's journey. Diversity can be defined as the recognition, reflection, and representation of individual differences within a community including, but not limited to culture, race, age, ethnicity or national origin, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, spiritual practices, political beliefs, mental and physical ability, socioeconomic status, individual life experiences, or other ideologies.

RVU is also a practitioner of Inclusive Excellence, a strategy for transforming RVU into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one in the same, embeds DEI in all aspects and dimensions of the university, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity.

The Rocky Vista University Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a resource for students, staff, and faculty regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion opportunities and challenges in healthcare education across the Colorado, Utah, and Montana campuses. Our goal is the promotion and practice of DEI throughout every sector and dimension of the University to the benefit of the entire RVU community. Contact us for more information or services at 720-875-2825.

“In today’s society—which is more divided than ever before—it is crucial to…showcase our diversity. When we understand each other’s differences and perspectives, we can move towards tolerance and inclusion.” Gurpreet Kaur, OMS III



Presidential Message | National Women Physicians Day

February 3, 2021

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Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day [January 15, 2021] Dear RVU Family, This coming Monday, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the decades after his untimely death, his work to secure equal rights for all members of our society has continued […]

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Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update

November 13, 2020

Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update Dear RVU Family,  I am pleased to announce the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force (DEITF) has been selected. Team Chairs have been appointed to lead the four task force designations – Community, Climate, Curriculum and Communication. Teams are composed […]

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