FAQs

What does Washington University School of Medicine mean by diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)?

Diversity includes all the ways that people differ, i.e. national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc. Equity means proactively working to remove barriers that have prevented full participation by some populations. We recognize that equity is not achieved by treating everyone equally, rather by treating everyone equitably. Inclusion means bringing together and harnessing diverse forces and resources, in a way that is beneficial. Read more about how these concepts work together.

What are some helpful DE&I resources for students and employees?

Many resources are available for faculty, staff, and students. Please visit the Resources page for information regarding these services.

What is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion training at the School of Medicine?

The focus of our DE&I training is to assist the School of Medicine community in developing a greater awareness, understanding, commitment and action framework in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion.

How can I schedule a diversity, equity and inclusion training for my office or department?

To schedule a DE&I training, please fill out our training request form.

Can the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leaders develop a customized training for my office or department?

The DE&I team is more than happy to meet with your department to discuss developing a customized training. Please contact us at MedDEI@wustl.edu.

What do I do if I have concerns regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in my department?

While the preference is for such concerns to be taken to one’s supervisor for immediate resolution, we recognize that this option may not always be available. In those circumstances, please feel free to contact the D&I team and we will be more than happy to talk with you to discuss an appropriate course of action.