Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (DARE) Committee

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Mission

To actively support the University of Washington Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (GCGP) in fostering a culture of diversity, equity, care and respect and to hold the program accountable for its commitment to anti-racism.

Vision

To transform higher education and health care by dismantling existing structures of white supremacy and advancing diversity, anti-racism and equity.

Values

Respect, Integrity, Equity, Accountability, Action, Representation, Empowerment, Allyship

Goals

In collaboration with the GGCP leadership, the DARE Committee aims to:

  • Design and implement an anti-racist admissions process
  • Review and continuously update the curriculum through an anti-racist lens incorporating faculty and student feedback
  • Train faculty, students and clinical supervisors in cultural humility and multiculturalism
  • Prioritize recruitment and outreach efforts to underserved populations
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment for all students and faculty
  • Participate in resolution management for student grievances as needed
  • Review outward-facing program communications, including but not limited to marketing materials, social media activity and policies
  • Provide mentorship to learners during their training and facilitate networking and career mentorship after graduation
  • Measure and assess the success of our diversity and equity work to ensure that the UW GCGP upholds its mission, vision and values