Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Creating opportunities through diversity

Challenging students to examine cultural biases and stereotypes in their educational journey

DMU is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which every student and employee can thrive on academic, professional and personal levels. Against the backdrop of rapid diversificiation in the world around us, DMU is committed to effectively preparing culturally sensitive health care professionals.

Cultural competency & humility: Your resources for learning

DMU has established a number of programs to create and promote diversity and inclusion on campus, including the Diversity Health Series, Safe Zone programming, a student advisory committee, musical groups and many others. We also offer the Health P.A.S.S. program for undergrads who are interested in pursuing medicine and health sciences in graduate school.

Cultural Competency and Humility at Des Moines University
Diversity Scholarships at Des Moines University

The Glanton Scholarship Fund: Diversity in health care

The Glanton Fund was created to support minority students entering health care and prepare them for success in an increasingly diverse society. It has grown into one of DMU’s most supported initiatives.

Living in Des Moines: Your new favorite city

Besides being a great place to live and work, Des Moines is a vibrant city with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.

Living in Des Moines

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The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sponsors and organizes a wide variety of programs and events throughout the year. Our events have held a profound impact on our students, faculty and staff.

Cara Cohn, Des Moines University Physician Assistant Program

“DMU has not only provided me with a well-rounded education, but it has also given me confidence to be an amazing provider. Although the programs are very rigorous, my class became my second family and we all pushed each other to reach our greatest potential.”

Cara Cohn, P.A. student

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