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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence at SCNM


SCNM is committed as an institution to building a community where all individuals feel respected, included, supported, and valued.

The Institution embarked on a process of gathering data from our community to both determine a baseline regarding our campus climate and to provide insight to help us envision how we will continue to grow and change as we pursue the ideals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

  • Engaged with the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) on a quantitative campus climate survey in September/October 2020
  • Engaged with the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) for qualitative data. The CSRD team provided 15 focus groups with students, staff, faculty, and alumni in November and December of 2020.

We launched a Taskforce in April 2021 with a charge to review, analyze, and make sense of the data collected by SCNM via HEDS climate survey and CSRD focus groups to make short and long-term initiative recommendations.

The Taskforce is pleased to provide an interim summary of the work completed so far and an opportunity for community feedback that will be open from July 8 – July 19.

Inaugural Vice President of Inclusive Excellence

SCNM is seeking candidates for our inaugural Vice President of Inclusive Excellence. Please view the Position Profile and note that applications will be accepted through Summit Search.

Commencement June 19, 2021

We are also excited to share with the community the keynote speech delivered to our June 2021 graduates in the School of Naturopathic Medicine.

Keynote Speaker: Andrea D Sullivan, PhD, ND, DHANP

Dr. Sullivan alerts SCNM’s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine graduates to the insidious health effects of the chronic disease of racism, on all people. Drawing upon the scientific literature, historical figures spanning millennia up to the Dalai Lama, and her own experiences as a physician for 35 years, Dr. Sullivan instructs and inspires the graduates to listen with compassion, humility, and caring to be not just a good doctor but a good person.