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Mission of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UTHealth Houston

Recognizing and celebrating the many faces of UTHealth Houston, our mission is to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our educational, clinical, and research endeavors, and to ensure an inclusive and equitable environment for all learners, faculty, and staff.


Our five guiding principles:


Foster a culture where every voice is welcome, heard, and respected.


Affirm diversity, understanding, accepting, and embracing our differences.


Create an inclusive environment that respects the unique characteristics, skills, and experiences of all learners, faculty, and staff.


Empower individuals to promote diversity and inclusion.


Strive toward equity for all.

Diverse group of students graduating from UTHealth Houston


As the many faces of UTHealth Houston, our vision is to build and nurture an inclusive culture that celebrates, encourages, and supports the diversity of all our learners, faculty, and staff. This culture is woven into every element of university activity – from policy creation and community.

The 'Many Faces of UTHealth’ is more than a phrase or a slogan – it represents every student and trainee, every researcher, educator, and clinician, and every member of our staff. As we work together to identify and address health disparities, promote health equity, and provide exceptional health care for all, we are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for each individual who makes UTHealth Houston an exceptional place to work and to learn.

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, UTHealth Houston president, Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, and 2021 recipient of the President’s Award from the National Diversity and Leadership Conference

UTHealth Houston President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD

By the Numbers


of MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School students identify as LGBTQ+


of School of Dentistry faculty are from underrepresented groups.


of students at Cizik School of Nursing are from underrepresented groups


of total tenured faculty at the School of Public Health are women.


of all employees at McGovern Medical School are women.


of admissions to the School of Biomedical Informatics are from underrepresented groups.