Diversity & Inclusion

As a unit within Purdue University, the College of Pharmacy “is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.”

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Inclusion and Accessibility tor All

True Diversity is intersectionality. Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ. It is often used to describe race, ethnicity, and gender. A more comprehensive definition also includes age, national origin, religion, dis/ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, physical appearance, and diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives, and values. To that end, it is the goal of the College of Pharmacy to ensure that all faculty, staff and students feel welcomed, included, and supported in all aspects of their educational journey at Purdue.

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Purdue Chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)

SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas.

The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities.

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Cultural Competence

Cultural competence is the ability to interact respectfully and effectively with persons from a background different from one's own and to individualize care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors to meet patients' social, cultural, and linguistic needs. Cultural competence goes beyond an awareness of or sensitivity to another culture to include the ability to use the necessary knowledge and skills to perform optimally as a global citizen in a pharmaceutical sciences career and provide optimal care to all patients

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Read Purdue University’s full Nondiscrimination Policy Statement