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Mission Statement

The Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK) is committed to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into our teaching, research, and service. We pursue an atmosphere that fosters the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students with diverse identities, cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. We strive for a learning environment without prejudice, bias, intimidation, intolerance, or discrimination. To achieve our vision, HK is committed to continual growth through reflection, self-evaluation, and careful implementation of programs that encourage diversity, inclusiveness, and enhanced belonging. Our goal is to empower individuals in our community so that they achieve academic excellence and personal fulfillment.


Faculty and Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are core to the mission and values of HHS.

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For questions, concerns or to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK), please reach out to