Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Resident Education program believes that diversity enhances the educational environment and enriches the experience of faculty, staff, and students. The Diversity of our resident training program is crucial in the field of psychiatry where the diversity of people and thought are required to provide patient centered care. We value the diversity of our residents, faculty and staff.
Quillen College of Medicine values diversity among medical students, faculty, and staff. Quillen College of Medicine places a special emphasis on recruitment and retention. We proudly welcome students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in medicine, students from socioeconomically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (including students from rural/Appalachian regions), and students of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, as well as those with veteran status or future military commitments.
The following are only some of the organizations and events on campus dedicated towards promoting diversity and inclusion on campus:
The Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center seeks to promote the University’s commitment of diversity, and to broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity, and encourages cross-cultural collaborative relationships through recruitment, retention, engagement and success of all faculty, staff, students and communities we serve.
The Office of Student Activities and Organizations provides programming and support to registered student organizations to help foster respect for the diversity of individuals and ideas at ETSU through program and organization offerings to ensure that everyone feels welcome.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts annual conferences to increase awareness of the importance of diversity on campus, as well as to provide tools to increase diversity and make our campus a more inclusive space. Their website offers issues of their new magazine, Community Voices, and a newsletter spotlighting diversity-related news, issues, articles, events, and opportunities on campus. They also post events and learning opportunities, and provide a link for reporting harassment and/or discrimination through the Office of Compliance.
ETSU's PRIDE Walk on campus is a tangible, vibrant, colorful reminder of the diversity of organizations on campus and the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. It provides representation for a wide range of student organizations.
The Black Faculty and Staff Association facilitates recruitment of black faculty, staff, and students while fostering an inclusive environment for networking and social activities on campus. It also improves the retention and quality of life for black students, faculty, staff, and others through the development of a multicultural perspective.
The ETSU Faculty/Staff LGBTQ+ Association provides social support for sexual minority colleagues. The organization gathers in local restaurants and has a small presence within ETSU’s Office of Equity and Inclusion.