Diversity and Equity Committee

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DEC Mission Statement

The greater Miami area is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse metropolitan areas in the country. The UM Psychology department values and celebrates cultural diversity of all kinds, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, nationality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and ability level.

Our philosophy on diversity informs our policies for recruitment, retention, and development of faculty, staff, and students, and is embodied in our curriculum and field placements.

Our Diversity and Equity Committee, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, meets monthly and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to diversity through initiatives such as the Our Stories Series, our Annual Multicultural Potluck and Award Celebration, faculty trainings, speaker series, and student town hall meetings.

Research activities, coursework, clinical training, and community events promote open dialogues about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Accessibility to the diverse communities of Miami through clinical practica further enhances our students’ development into culturally competent practitioners, clinicians, and researchers.