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Diversity at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Diversity is Everyone’s Business

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) embraces diversity, equity and inclusion values that create a working and learning environment grounded in respect and collegiately of all. NEOMED views diversity as a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique — diversity encompasses race, culture, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability and military/veteran status.

Individuals at NEOMED strive to create an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates both the uniqueness of individuals and their collective achievement. The practice of diversity at NEOMED means continually educating and training members of the University community to effectively serve an all-inclusive society. Each person is accountable for the University’s overall success.

President's Statement on Diversity

“Northeast Ohio Medical University appreciates the rich diversity of our country and is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our students, faculty and staff to ensure that our community is inclusive to all. It is more important than ever that we look at the critical role health care providers play and the need to ensure that the health care workforce is representative of the patients that are served.

The efforts of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and our Diversity Council, combined with the outreach efforts of our Education for Service initiative, aid us in focusing on diversity efforts that can make a positive impact in the communities we serve.” 

- Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D., President

For more information on diversity initiatives, visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's homepage.