Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The College of Health and Human Services Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has moved to the CHHS Student Engagement Center, which is located in the atrium of the CHHS building.
We seek to be a community of learners that embraces, respects and advocates for human diversity, inclusion and social justice in its education, research and service programs. We invite all students, faculty and staff to actively work together to become a more diverse, inclusive and just community.
Word cloud generated by students answers to the question, "what is the most important focus of DEI for you?"
Report DEI-related concerns that you have seen or experienced in the college or anywhere on campus. Ask DEI-related questions. Make DEI-related suggestions.
Loan repayment programs
On Monday, Nov. 27, the CHHS DEI office hosted a presentation about loan repayment programs from the Michigan Center for Rural Health. The presentation introduced some rural health disparities and opportunities in the state of Michigan, and went through details of some state and federal student loan repayment and forgiveness programs for health care providers. Some of the state programs were mainly for providers working in rural areas of the state for two or more years.
Committee members and Calendar
Lunch and Learn Series
Join us in the CHHS student engagement center on the third Wednesday of each month for these engaging conversations.
Sessions run from 11 a.m. to noon and will be available for streaming on the college's YouTube channel.
Free lunch is provided by the CHHS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
January 17 Dr. Pamela Wadsworth - Xenophobia
February 21 Morgan Scafe (CHHS alum) - Trauma and its impact on health
April 17 Dr. Doris Ravotas - Health Literacy
DEI Community Outreach Showcase
Are you doing some work to help our local, state or even international community?
We want to celebrate you!
There is a lot of great work - often with diversity, equity and inclusion at its core - happening in this college. We would like to highlight that work for our college community.
Please use the DEI Dropbox to share some information about your project. Tell us how you're impacting the community from a DEI perspective. We'll take your info, reach out to you to get some photos, and highlight your work on the digital screens in our building and in the regular communications from the central office. You'll also go on our list for our annual CHHS DEI awards, given each spring.
Questions? Contact Betty Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members and Data
We have published race/ethnicity/gender data for students, staff and faculty from the fall 2022 census reports. This page is in process and will continue to be updated as we gather data.
Impact and statement
Statement on Race and Antiracism
WMU CHHS has released a Statement on Race and Antiracism. We announce a proactive stance on race and antiracism and propose measurable actions to work against racism in support of all of our students.
Chair: Dr. Betty Dennis, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the College of Health and Human Services.
Meeting dates: The College of Health and Human Services Committee on Diversity and Inclusion currently meets at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.