Diversity and Inclusion at the CVM

A strong, vibrant community

Diversity matters. Differences of experience, culture, lifestyle help to create to a community where new ideas flourish and everyone feels safe, respected and included. The CVM is committed to a welcoming, inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff. After all, we are strongest when we reflect the diversity in our larger communities.

To lead our diversity initiatives, we formed the Council for Inclusion, Diversity and Awareness (CIDA).  This council of faculty, staff and students develops, monitors and evaluates the progress of the College’s strategic plan for diversity. CIDA’s responsibilities include coordination of activities that support and strengthen our College’s climate of inclusiveness and advising faculty, staff and students regarding issues of diversity.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine encourages its members to view, evaluate, and treat all persons in any professional activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine confronts and rejects all forms of prejudice and discrimination that have led to misunderstanding, hostility and injustice. These include, but are not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, religious beliefs, military or veteran status, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Report hate and bias

The College of Veterinary Medicine is a community where diversity is valued and incidents of hate and bias are not tolerated. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors who feel that they have been the victim of a bias related incident (or who have witnessed a bias-related incident) are encouraged to report it online through this form or to contact the Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) for the University of Georgia at (706) 542-7912.