Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Statement on Diversity

Diversity is integral to Northeast Ohio Medical University’s mission, vision and values, and we are committed to meeting the diverse needs of our students, faculty and staff, as well as those of the surrounding communities in which we serve. NEOMED achieves our mission by promoting, valuing and incorporating diversity in all its forms as it enhances the quality of education for all students and creates an academic environment that allows our faculty and staff to flourish.

NEOMED is proud of our definition of diversity that includes but is not limited to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, rural geographic background, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic status and first generation to attend an institution of higher learning. Diversity encompasses the representation, inclusion and engagement of these populations.

A diverse higher learning community allows students to learn and grow alongside others from all backgrounds. Given the importance of diversity to our mission, vision and values, it is our desire to see the students, faculty and staff reflect the diverse populations for which the institution exists to serve.

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are unconstitutional. As a public university, NEOMED operates within the parameters of the legal and regulatory environment to serve Ohio and beyond.

NEOMED includes diversity among its strategic priorities to train and educate health professionals who reflect the communities they will one day serve. NEOMED subscribes to best practices in the use of holistic admission approaches that provide both opportunities for an array of students to thrive and successfully earn an advanced health professions degree and are compliant with applicable state and federal law.

The President’s Diversity and Equity Advisory Council’s 2022 report

Read the report


Diversity Council

The NEOMED Diversity Council is dedicated to increasing and sustaining a diverse learning and work environment grounded in respect and inclusion.

Inclusivity Center

The Inclusivity Center is open to all faculty, staff and students, providing a space for all  to feel a sense of belonging, engaged and valued.

Safespace Initiative

The SafeSpace Initiative provides dedicated resources to members of the LGBTQ community at NEOMED and to their allies, family and friends.

Days of Service

Each year, the NEOMED community joins to recognize the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.



Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Phone: 330.325.6736
Email: diversity@neomed.edu


Employment and academic discrimination against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status is prohibited.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Northeast Ohio Medical University