the idea committee

inclusion • diversity • equity • awareness


The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness (IDEA) committee is charged with developing strategies and actionable items to foster a community of diversity and inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff within the college. We recognize the research demonstrating that innovation and group performance are enhanced by diversity. While diversity and inclusion have long been important for the CCVM, it becomes even more important to take significant steps in this direction as our entering class includes an increasing percentage of students from underrepresented minority backgrounds. The committee includes students, faculty and staff. 

Current Diversity Initiatives

Lecture series by Dr. Chaddock on LGBT+ inclusivity
Increased accessibility and awareness of campus gender neutral bathrooms
Instituted a Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement for the college
Support student organizations promoting diversity education

The Strategic Plan

The IDEA committee is part of the OSU CCVM Strategic Plan.
There are four pillars to the strategic plan:
Student/Trainee Career Success
Excellent Services
Value a Supportive and Inclusive Work Environment
Increased Discovery

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