May 22, 2024  
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Catalog 2014-2015 
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Institutional Equity

Believing in the principle of fairness and the importance of community, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms its commitment to equity and diversity in all of its programs and activities. Over and above this commitment to equitable treatment, the college pledges itself to continually enhance the climate in which we work and study in order to create the kind of learning environment that will produce culturally sensitive physicians well prepared to provide health care in an increasingly diverse society.

The Heritage College non discrimination policy supersedes that of Ohio University to include ethnicity.  The OU-HCOM policy states that there shall be no discrimination against any individual in the recruitment and selection of students or in educational or employment opportunities because of ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Also, there shall be no discrimination because of age except in compliance with requirements of retirement plans or state and federal laws and guidelines. Furthermore, the university maintains a vigorous affirmative action program in order to promote equal employment opportunities and to ensure non-discrimination in all educational programs and activities.

The college is committed to expanding opportunities for populations that have been underrepresented in the medical profession and for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, both rural and urban. It is the goal of the university and the college to increase the representation of underrepresented faculty, students and staff in all of its educational programs and activities.