Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NEOMED embraces equitable and inclusive values that create an engaging environment grounded in respect and acceptance of all. The University is committed to recognizing, appreciating and celebrating the variety of characteristics that make our community unique. Diversity encompasses, 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.

President’s Statement on Diversity

“Northeast Ohio Medical University appreciates the rich diversity of all cultures and backgrounds and is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our students, faculty and staff to ensure that our community is inclusive to all.

It is a University priority to increase the development of underrepresented students in the medical fields.  This will be accomplished through innovative changes in the educational curriculum that will include elements of social determinants of health and cultural competency in health care delivery which will prepare our clinicians to serve a more diverse community.  These diversity initiatives are an integral part of the University’s Strategic Plan.  The leadership of the colleges as well as the efforts of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Diversity Council will have a positive impact in the communities we serve.”

– John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., 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 Strategic Plan

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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

Northeast Ohio Medical University