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.

2016-2017 Programming Highlights 
  • Kick-Off (faculty and staff narratives)
  • Transgender Panel (Guests Speakers: Transgender Law Center and Kaiser Permanente Transgender Clinic medical director)
  • Post-Presidential Election Conversation
  • Chinese New Year Celebration / Presentation
  • Black History Month guest speaker
  • Black History Month Documentary Screening: 13th
  • Women's History Month guest speaker
  • LGBT Pride guest speaker (Dugoni School alumni and former professional soccer player)
  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation
  • Culture of the Month presentation: Armenian / Armenian Genocide
  • Safe Zone Training / LGBT Sensitivity Training

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.