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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 | Jewish High Holy Days

September 18, 2020

Presidential Message | Jewish High Holy Days [September 18, 2020] Dear RVU Family, As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at RVU, we are seeking to increase our understanding of other cultures and religions by providing information regarding their major holidays. By learning about perspectives different from our […]

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Presidential Message | Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

August 28, 2020

Presidential Message | Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion [August 28, 2020] Dear RVU Family, The unrest across our nation continues.  Many segments of the Country are crying for respect, safety, and opportunity for every American.  The violence initiated by individuals and groups trying to steal the message of […]

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A Message from the President – Recent Tragic Events

June 5, 2020

Presidential Message | Recent Tragic Events [June 05, 2020] Dear RVU Community, Recent tragic events have reinforced that racism is still an ugly reality in our country. We grieve over the senseless death of George Floyd and all whose lives have been cut short only because of the color of […]

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