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Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A Message from the Chief Equity Officer

Emanuel Movie Presentation and Discussion, In observance of the 6th Anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church Shootings, Thursday, June 17, 2021, Drug Discovery Auditorium 1 - 3 pm (In-person attendance limited to ensure social distancing)  2 DEI Training Hours Offered click here to register in MyQuest

Dear MUSC Family,

Please join me in congratulating the graduating Class of 2021! MUSC students, as well and graduating high school seniors in your families near and far are celebrating this huge milestone in ways the class of 2020 was unable to do, due to COVID 19! For all of our community members who celebrate graduation with someone who is dear to you I say, CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE!

As graduations continue and spring turns into summer I would be remiss if I failed to ask you to be safe and well. In every environment you find yourself, be it MUSC or elsewhere, please commit to creating a respectful and inclusive atmosphere this season. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to create communities of peace and harmony. As our public spaces and beaches return to the “next normal” this summer everyone has the right to enjoy those spaces and receive the courtesy that human decency affords while there. As we reconnect with one another, face-to-face, remember the many lessons we have learned about the importance of those connections and more importantly remember that those connections are just as important to others as they are to you.

The June DEI newsletter is filled with great information and reminders of the celebratory programs and events that are upcoming this month. Please pay attention to the PRIDE calendar of events as well as the Juneteenth first annual program in Charleston, which MUSC is joins as a proud sponsor. Go to this link for our digital newsletter. Have a wonderful summer!

Be well and safe

Willette S. Burnham-Williams, PhD, 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

Diversity Training Online Curriculum

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)