The mission of DIVA is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful community for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Nursing. We embrace the “big umbrella” of diversity to include human diversity in its many forms: gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, socioeconomic status, age, and spiritual and political beliefs, among others. DIVA focuses on addressing issues related to bias, stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes, and exclusionary practices in order to create a welcoming environment with a particular focus on underrepresented faculty, students, and staff.
Please use the navigation to the left for information on our Vision and Purpose (including how DIVA fosters an equitable and inclusive environment and who is a DIVA), Activities & Projects, DIVA Events, History & Past Accomplishments, and Members.
DIVA's activities include: Faculty Diversity training modules, HEALS training and mediation, Annual Fall Welcoming Reception for School of Nursing, consultation/mediation, and other activities.
We are a resource to you — to share feedback, concerns, and positive highlights about your experiences in the School of Nursing. Feel free to call on us!
- January 8, 2016: Communication from School of Nursing Diversity in Action Committee (DIVA)
- December 10, 2014: Communication from SoN DIVA Committee and Dean Vlahov