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SGA Diversity Pillar

 

Student Diversity Pillar Leadership Group

As a part of our plan to develop interprofessional talent across all three schools and Graduate Medical Education (GME), the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) sponsors a periodic meeting of the SGA Diversity Leadership group, at least once per semester. The objective of the SGA Diversity Leadership Group is to provide a diverse group of learners exposure to the Diversity & Inclusion Office and our efforts and programs to make UMass the best place to get an education. The goal of this group is to assist the student leaders with the knowledge and procedural process that will allow them to be successful in achieving their diversity goals within our academic health science center. In addition, the Diversity Leaders will be able to assist the Diversity and Inclusion Office in their program as well as other student groups with their efforts to move the needle on diversity efforts underway at UMass Medical School. The group provides participants with enhanced professional growth, varied perspectives through informal diversity mentoring, and an expanded network of colleagues across the three schools and GME. The Student Diversity Pillars Leadership Group is open to the elected Student Government Association Diversity Pillars leaders plus leadership from groups whose identity or events hosted relate to any aspect of diversity (a selected list follows). 

Student Diversity Pillar Dialog 

The objective of the Student Diversity Pillar Dialog is to provide a diverse group of learners exposure to their peers who are interested in diversity, any programming planned by Diversity Pillar groups, as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Office. The goal of this group is to both social times for students who are all interested in diversity in some way. It is also to provide programmatic time to assist the student leaders with promoting what their groups are doing, to gain insight from students not in their group, and to build synergy amongst the student groups to unify our diversity efforts. The Diversity Pillar Dialog provides learners with enhanced professional growth, varied perspectives through informal diversity mentoring, and an expanded network of colleagues interested in diversity outside of their own school. The Student Diversity Pillar Dialog Group is open to any who is interested in diversity on the UMass campuses - we encourage the unaffiliated student to come and be social and stick around to hear what the student groups are doing with the Diversity and Inclusion Office. 

Diversity Groups included in the leadership forum and diversity dialog:

– White Coats for Black Lives  
– UMMS Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
– UMass Christian Fellowship
– Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
– Student Exchange Club
– Student Coalition for Advocacy, Diversity, and Inclusion (SCADI)
– Samanvaya
– QMass
– SAFE (Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic)
– Public Health Interest Group
– Organized Medicine (OrgMed)
– Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) Reproductive health
– JewMass
– Islamic Medical Student Association
– Health Professionals for Human Rights
– DIG: Diversity Interest Group (GSBS Only)
– Citizen Physician
– American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
– And any group wishing to host a diversity-related event!