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Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Message from the Chief Equity Officer

Greetings MUSC Family!

Across the enterprise we are “laser focused” on elevating the culture of OneMUSC. No matter what your role is, as a member of the MUSC Family, your voice is welcomed and needed! This September, there will be a climate survey administered across the enterprise. We want everyone’s participation: students, residents, fellows, care team members, faculty, and staff. Often you have told me and others about the challenging, inequitable, and exclusive experiences you have navigated throughout your lives, and if those experiences are mirrored in the family, we call MUSC, we need to know that.

Therefore, I am asking each of you to take the survey, share your MUSC experiences with authentic and thoughtful responses to the climate survey questions. Share, through your participation, a “picture” of MUSC’s current culture of inclusion and equity! Every response is greatly needed, and your honest, powerful voices will be used to identify, create, and implement enhanced pathways to a sustainable culture of OneMUSC. I am counting on your participation and look forward to unprecedented participation!

The survey will be administered this fall. Please watch for the survey distribution this September from musc@surveystar.com. Visit the Climate Survey Information Hub (login required) for more information and updates on the survey administration.

Be well and safe.

Willette S. Burnham-Williams, PhD

Interim Chief Equity Officer  


PS: All patients and all MUSC employees who are symptomatic (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms) or asymptomatic (and have had a known exposure to COVID-19), should visit MUSC Health virtual urgent care for screening and medical advice from a trained MUSC Health care provider. When you access the virtual urgent care, please use the Chat Function to communicate directly with a provider.

If you experience or witness any form of Prohibited Conduct, please report it either by emailing titleix@musc.edu , diversity@musc.edu or by using the Prohibited Conduct Response Form. Our team will continue to investigate and adjudicate cases in accordance with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct.

We are also working with other university offices which provide support services to our community, including CAPS, EAP, Public Safety, and the Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity to ensure remote access to university resources. If you are having difficulty remotely accessing those services, please email us at titleix@musc.edu or diversity@musc.edu.

If you would like to report an incident relating to harassment or discrimination, please contact the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or complete an online form. This form may be submitted anonymously.

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)