Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is charged with advancing UTMB as the educator, employer and provider of choice by
promoting an inclusive environment that actively values diversity among students, faculty, staff, patients and the broader community.
Established in 2012, ODI's mission is to integrate inclusion and excellence into the core aspects of the university's work through thought leadership, consulting and service delivery.
To that end, ODI has developed an overarching strategy to accomplish UTMB's commitment to diversity.
Vision, Mission and Core Values
The Diversity Council represents the cornerstone of the diversity and inclusion process. The council is a chartered committee responsible for leading
and supporting programs and practices that reinforce the nine goals outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan. Its mission is to
work together to harness the broad spectrum of ideas, experiences and voices that characterize the UTMB community.
The Strategic Diversity and Compliance Toolkit is a unique resource designed to equip managers, recruiters and faculty leaders with
resources and decision support tools to build diversity and inclusion objectives into recruitment and talent pipeline development plans.
By consolidating a comprehensive suite of information and resources into one site, the toolkit provides guidance and support in an
easy-to-use web-based format.
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, member-led groups that share a common purpose, interest, background or activity and are aligned with UTMB's mission and business objectives. Members of these groups help to create a
diverse, inclusive workplace by actively embracing the varying perspectives and experiences of others and promoting our core values.
EMERGE Resource Group
Veterans Resource Group
Affinity Groups provide a platform for faculty, staff and students with a common interest or purpose to participate in activities and to interact socially. UTMB also has a number of departments and offices throughout the university committed to advancing a culture of diversity and inclusion.