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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are gathered in the ancestral and unceded territory of the O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n’own-dough-wahgah) or “the people of the Great Hill.” In English, they are known as Seneca people, “the keeper of the western door.” Together, with the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Tuscarora, the Seneca make up the sovereign Haudenosaunee (ho-dee-no-SHO-nee) Confederacy. We pay respects to their elders past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, genocide and migration that bring us together here today. And please join us in uncovering such truths at any and all public events.


DEI Mission: Primary Care, UCC, and the Health Promotion Office strive to create a safe environment where all are welcome. We strive to create equity in meeting the physical and emotional needs of all of our patients in a culturally responsive way as you negotiate academics, work life, and concerns for your families.

Welcome back from a hopefully restful summer. School and classes will soon organize the rhythm of our days, but not without the more than occasional warm sunny day to remind us of the season. For the month of September, we recognize the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Jewish High holidays.

What is UHS doing to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?

We acknowledge that this important work is a process of ongoing learning and action. We aspire to adopt tangible, sustainable DEI policies and practices that are guided by our mission and rooted in our values of care, respect, and excellence. Below you will find examples of our current work in this area.

  • Regular Trainings and Workshops
    • Anti-Racism Training
    • Queer-Inclusive University workshop series
    • Biases and Microaggressions workshop
    • Spirituality and the Muslim Community
    • Trauma-Informed Care
  • DEI Hiring Committee
  • DEI Advisory Council
  • Pronoun Tags
  • Updating language on medical forms and UHS website to be more inclusive of our trans and non-binary patients
  • Including patient’s pronouns at the top of their electronic medical chart
  • Discussing gender affirming care and/or hormonal therapy with patients in order to refer them to appropriate resources
  • Providing identity based therapy groups during the academic year (e.g., Queer and Trans, Mosaic)
  • Offering drop-in groups in response to local, national and world events (e.g., wars, legislation, court cases, racial violence)
  • Collaborating with Residential Life and Public Safety to provide in person after hours mental heath crisis support for residential students that is not law enforcement
  • Offering a variety of programming and services to support inclusive health
    • LGBTQ+ Resource Fair
    • LGBTQ+ Resource Guide
    • LGBTQ+ Health webpage
    • SafeZone trainings led by an HPO staff member
    • Out Breath: Learn-to-meditate workshop for LGBTQ+ individuals*
    • Stay Woke and Meditate: Learn-to-meditate workshop for POC*
    • Mindful Men of Color*
    • Peaceful Warrior: Meditation for Women of Color*
    • Mindfulness for Us
    • Programming for First-Generation students
    • Customized programming for specific populations based on our survey data collection

*Led by our Koru teachers

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Let us know how we can improve and how we can help.

UHS: (585) 275-2662
UCC: (585) 275-3113
Health Promotion Office: (585) 273-5775
Employee Assistance Program: (585) 475-0432

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