As a dynamic health sciences and academic community, the Harrison School of Pharmacy values and celebrates the individuality of all students, staff, faculty, alumni, patients, and other stakeholders. We foster a safe and welcoming environment in which everyone can openly express their views, collaborate, strive for personal growth, and achieve professional excellence. Diverse perspectives are proactively included in all activities of the school including teaching, research, clinical care, outreach, service, and administration. All stakeholders are challenged to work together to build a more just, inclusive, and equitable society that protects and enhances the dignity, health, and wellness of each member.
The Harrison School of Pharmacy, in creating a revised Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, endeavors to maintain congruency with and build upon the guiding principles of Auburn University’s goals, and the School’s Strategic Plan to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the School’s activities.
To further promote diversity, inclusion and equity within the Harrison School of Pharmacy, the school has launched a number of initiatives, including funding for scholarships and a post-doctoral program.
The Pharmacy Inclusion and Diversity Annual Fund for Excellence is established through the Auburn University Foundation by alumni and friends of the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Funds may be used to support the inclusion and diversity initiatives, including scholarships with a goal of increasing diversity within the school. Those interested in supporting the fund can visit HSOP's Giving Website and select the Pharmacy Inclusion and Diversity Annual Fund for Excellence.
The Harrison School of Pharmacy created the "Pathway Program" to provide opportunity for highly-qualified scholars from historically underrepresented groups to move from postdoctoral positions into full-time faculty positions in academic pharmacy and pharmaceutical research.
The program offers the participants a unique opportunity for a customizable postdoctoral experience that provides individualized professional development and mentoring and is tailored to each participant's academic career goals.
The one-year appointment is renewable twice for a total of up to three years in a trainee position. Following postdoctoral appointment, participants will be considered for research-track, tenure-track or clinical faculty positions within the school, depending on funding and performance in accordance with school and university policies and practices for faculty appointments.
The council helps make the Harrison School of Pharmacy a stronger, more dynamic, and more culturally competent organization by providing guidance and advice to the Dean on all matters related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.