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Student Diversity and Inclusion

A Black woman and a white man smile as they talk

At UT Southwestern, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of learners who are thoroughly prepared as scientists and health care professionals for the diverse world they will serve. We do this by serving the students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and all other trainees at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Our Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion supports the mission by serving the students of UT Southwestern through education, events, and programming that …

Three diverse men and one woman in white coats with the message Cultivate Diversity
A rainbow table cloth and rainbow PRIDE flags on a table and the message Support Inclusiveness
People standing in front of flags of many nations and the message: Promote Cultural Awareness
Five diverse men and women wearing white coats talk in a hallway and the message Enhance Learning & Social Environment

On Campus Activities

These are just a few examples of ways we support our students and help make their UT Southwestern experience the best it can be. We invite you to learn more about these on-campus activities and join us anytime.

Early Exploration of Medicine and Research

We offer several programs for high school and college/pre-med students to enhance their knowledge of health professions, research, and medical school education. These early introduction programs serve to build and maintain a diverse workforce for the future of science and health care.

Social/Cultural Events and Community Engagement

Our students’ education is not limited to classrooms, labs, and clinics. We support campus engagement through events that celebrate diversity and inclusion and student organizations that encourage fellowship and community service. In fact, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion houses a large space for student organization meetings, social and cultural events, or even just to relax.

UT Southwestern students are invited to participate in the events sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Below are a few examples of our events.

A Black man speaks at a microphone as a white man watches from beside him
Diversity Lunch and Learn Series
Four students attend a Martin Luther King celebration
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event (Annually in January)
A group of Black people stand around a Black man who is sitting in a chair
Black History Month
(Annually in February)
Three male students and three female students hold pinatas and other items from the Hispanic culture
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
(Annually in September)
A rainbow striped cake with National Coming Out Day written on it
PRIDE National Coming Out Day Lunch
(Annually in October)
A group of men and women wave during the AIDS LifeWalk
AIDS LifeWalk
(Annually in October)