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Academic Culture and Community

Academic Culture and Community

The College of Pharmacy is committed to fostering a welcoming culture. We seek to facilitate learning environments in which students, faculty, staff, colleagues, and patients are respected, valued, and recognized as having unique experiences and perspectives. We do this not only because it creates an environment in our College where people can contribute their best work, but also because we recognize that it prepares our students to be effective healthcare providers.

students reciting pharmacy oath

Policies and Reporting

    If you are currently in a situation where immediate medical, police or other emergency services are needed:

    • call 911 or University Emergency Communications at 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS).

    Discrimination Policy

    • Purpose. The University of Utah (“University”) is committed to providing and fostering an environment that is safe and free from prohibited Discrimination. This is the primary Policy that informs the University community of the University’s commitment to preventing prohibited Discrimination and fostering an academic, employment, and healthcare environment that is free from prohibited Discrimination, including Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.

    • Full Discrimination policy

    To file a complaint regarding discrimination contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

    Title IX - Sexual Misconduct

    • University of Utah policy prohibits sex discrimination, which includes sexual misconduct. Sexual Misconduct is the most egregious form of sex discrimination. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is the comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. 

      Policies, procedures, and resources are in place to take immediate and appropriate steps to remedy violations of University policy and the university will take steps to end or eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and to remedy the effects, as appropriate under each individual’s circumstances.

    • Sexual Harassment Definition

    • Required Professional Boundaries in Relationships Policy

    To file a complaint regarding sexual harassment or sexual misconduct contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

    Confidential Resources

    Victim Survivor Advocates

    (801) 581-7779

    University Counseling Center

    (801) 581-8030

    Women’s Resource Center

    801) 581-8030

    Bias, Intolerance, and Discrimination

    • At the University of Utah, there is simply no place for bias, discrimination, racism, bigotry, hate or violence. We condemn all such acts and words in the strongest possible terms.
    • We stand united in support of a welcoming campus and a commitment to varied perspectives. University administrators want to assure our students, faculty, and staff that we are dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming environment where we work together to engage, support, and advance a living, learning, and working community that fosters values of respect, differing viewpoints, and academic excellence.
    • Bias or hate incidents consist of speech, conduct or some other form of expression or action that is motivated wholly or in part by prejudice or bias whose impact discriminates, demeans, embarrasses, assigns stereotypes, harasses or excludes individuals because of their race, color, ethnicity, national origin, language, sex, size, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.
    • University of Utah SAFEU definition

    If you have witnessed or experienced a bias incident within the University of Utah community, you may use the button below to report it anonymously or with your name.

    Submit a Report

    Additional Reporting Information


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    Office for Health Sciences Workforce Excellence

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)


    Innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability (iUTAH)

    Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

    TRIO Student Support Services JumpStart

    Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI)

    Society for the Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

    Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES)

    Student Global Health Initiative

    University Neighborhood Partners

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

    Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

    University of Utah LGBT+ Resource Center

    BioEYES: A partnership to advance K-12 science education