Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee was founded in 2008 to support a thriving humanistic campus culture and inclusive excellence at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. The committee promotes and fosters a campus climate and culture that respects diversity in all forms, through inclusive discussions, professional development, interpersonal experiences, and intercultural appreciation — central to our core value of humanism and our responsibility to humanity.

Our priority is to develop and execute comprehensive and fluid strategies that enrich the Dugoni School's mission and values, which mirror the University of the Pacific's statement on diversity and inclusive excellence.

Programming Highlights 
  • Faculty & Staff Narratives
  • LGBT: Transgender Panel; Safe Zone Training; LGBT Pride narratives; ADEA Webinar (Out and Safe: Supporting an Inclusive Dental School Community)
  • Post-Presidential Election Conversation
  • Chinese New Year Celebration / Presentations
  • Black History Month guest speakers
  • Women's History Month guest speakers
  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation
  • Hispanic Heritage Month presentations
  • Diwali Festival
  • Nowruz (Persian New Year)
  • International Education Week

To share ideas, partner or get involved, email sf_diversity@pacific.edu.


The Diversity & Inclusion Committee has compiled a yearly calendar in an effort to raise awareness about diverse cultures, holidays and perspectives.