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Office of Diversity Initiatives

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine Office of Diversity Initiatives helps the College of Veterinary Medicine address issues of diversity, intercultural communication, and inclusiveness that are at the forefront of higher education.

Potential employers, alumni and even parents are asking institutions to do more to increase students' knowledge of issues pertaining to a diverse society, and to enable them to thrive in an inclusive environment. Purdue University has responded to these requests by offering its students many opportunities to explore these issues through curricular and co-curricular activities.

The over-arching goal of the PVM Office of Diversity Initiatives is to provide leadership for a multilayered response to diversity issues specific to the veterinary medical profession. These issues include recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty, staff and students, and providing our students with opportunities to increase their intercultural competencies. This approach is vital to the success of our future graduates who will practice in a veterinary medical marketplace that is increasingly multicultural and global.


Thoughts and suggestions are welcome. You may reach the Director of Diversity Initiatives, Dr. Kauline Davis, at cipriank@purdue.edu or (765) 496-1940.

Download the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Plan