Guiding Philosophy

The Office of Inclusive Excellence recognizes the full spectrum of people’s diverse backgrounds, identities, experiences, beliefs, faith, cultures, and talents. Institutions and organizations best innovate and create positive outcomes when inclusive excellence is institutionalized and assessed regularly in how we interact, work, and serve communities. In turn, human beings thrive best in organizations when they have a sense of respect and belonging to be their full and authentic selves. Institutional-community partnerships are optimized when there is a genuine sense of respect for community and understanding that communities possess strengths to address the public health challenges they face. As a science institution, these approaches empower MSPH to best address a range of local and global public health concerns.