The Office of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity cultivates an environment of inclusion and diversity among the Baylor community.


To equip a healthcare and scientific workforce prepared to care for diverse populations locally and globally.


  • Establish a centralized office for the oversight of diversity initiatives and activities.
  • Develop and implement ongoing, systematic, and recruitment and retention activities, to attract and retain diverse students, trainees, faculty, and staff with focus on the following groups: Women, African Americans/Blacks, and Hispanics/Latinos.
  • Partner with leaders within academic units to provide educational offerings to improve cultural competence and health equity within the healthcare and scientific environments.
  • Foster a climate that possesses respect, integrity, inclusion and open dialogue between learners, faculty and staff.


In alignment with Baylor College of Medicine’s mission, vision and values, diversity initiatives are developed and implemented by organizations throughout the College. These include initiatives to broaden the pipeline for under represented minorities to pursue careers in healthcare and research, ensure patients from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds have access to healthcare services, promote employment opportunities at Baylor to diverse populations of Houston, utilize small and diverse companies for the College’s supply needs.