Humanity Day

Humanity DayIn November 2013, the School of Dentistry Diversity Committee implemented the First Annual Humanity Day with the purpose of fostering community and embracing diversity within its constituency. The four-hour event included a play that depicted racial relationships, small group discussions, a panel, and a slide show celebrating diversity in the school community. Approximately 780 faculty, students and staff attended and a post-event survey yielded 404 responses that gave overwhelmingly positive feedback. Immediate and long-term action plans will be implemented to carry-out recommendations to further leverage diversity and increase inclusiveness in the school. These plans will require continuing financial support and commitment from all faculty, students and staff.