As active citizens in a multicultural world, the PCOM community cultivates an environment of inquiry, inquisitiveness and respect, promotes discovery and celebration of our differences and fosters appreciation of the rich social fabric that binds us together.
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations provides the vision, leadership and management to advance PCOM's goals to support a culture of open inquiry, pluralism and mutual respect among students, faculty and staff. The office partners with all campus units to encourage an environment of shared responsibility and ownership for the diversity and inclusion philosophy across the Philadelphia and suburban Atlanta campuses. The office is committed to promoting programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life in underserved communities.
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations creates and promotes:
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations plans the following initiatives through 2020:
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations coordinates numerous community outreach, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives at each of PCOM's locations.
The PCOM Safe Space program trains faculty and staff to offer campus environments that are supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals.
The mission of the Diversity Councils is to develop, recommend and sponsor policies, procedures and programs that facilitate a more diverse and pluralistic campus community that is welcoming, safe and affirming for all.
Read an overview of the programs and resources that support our commitment to diversity, inclusion and community outreach.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized PCOM as one of eight Diversity Champion colleges and universities in the nation. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels.
The publication also named PCOM as a “Top 100 Degree Producer“ for minority students in its 2018 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education list.