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Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The season to say, "I see and value you."

Dear MUSC family,

I can’t think of a better time of year to reflect on how thankful I am to call you my MUSC family. When I think about each of you, please know that I am touched by the generosity, sacrifices, resilience, compassion, dedication, professionalism and commitment demonstrated daily! As we strive to become the preeminent academic health care organization of choice, your dedication to our espoused values, equity and inclusion make that possibility more than a vision!

As we begin a winter season of thanks and reflection, I am thankful for the wonderfully unique and important contributions you make every day! I am also thankful to be able to remind you that this time of year is another opportunity to embrace our diverse cultural, religious and family traditions.  Respecting and acknowledging that this time of year means different things for each of us, is another opportunity to say to one another, “I see and I value you”.  Therefore, in the spirit of inclusion and gratitude may your winter season be prosperous, healthy, filled with health, peace, hope, and a renewed spirit of the great strength we possess when we greet the season with the grace that embraces our shared values and the right of others to celebrate or not in ways that are different from our own!

With warmest regards,

Willette S. Burnham-Williams, Ph.D.

Interim Chief Equity Officer



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Maintaining Equity in Virtual Learning Environments | Nondiscrimination Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity Policy and Procedures | Crime Reporting Policy | Crime Reporting Policy — Appendix A: Crime Definitions and Clery Geography (PDF) | Crime Reporting Policy — Appendix B: Campus Security Authorities (PDF)