Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NEOMED embraces diversity, equity and inclusion values that create a working and learning environment grounded in respect and collegiately of all. The University 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.

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

Statement of Guiding Principles

These Guiding Principles help Northeast Ohio Medical University fulfill its mission of improving the health of Northeast Ohio through education, research and service.

View the guiding principles

NEOMED Diversity Plan

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Diversity Plan is structured around two primary goals; 1) create pipeline programs and an education for service program, and 2) ensuring a welcoming and supportive culture. Within the diversity plan, each of these goals are supported with objectives with associated action steps specifically identified to accomplish the goals.

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Meet Our Staff

Learn about the individuals that lead the charge to making NEOMED a welcoming, inclusive campus.

Meet The Staff


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

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