Who we are… 

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) Committee for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accountability (C-IDEA) comprises staff, students, and faculty from across the VMBS who promote a positive and inclusive climate and culture at our school and within our surrounding community at large. We work to foster a welcoming and respectful environment for all who visit the VMBS. 

What we do… 

C-IDEA supports strategic initiatives being led from the VMBS Office for Diversity & Inclusion. We strive to strengthen the VMBS and increase our impact through events, activities, and displays that cultivate and enhance a diverse, inclusive, and engaged VMBS community. We also encourage open dialogue about all issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accountability and work with the VMBS D&I Office to address those issues. 

How you can get involved…

Since C-IDEA was initiated, we have developed Working Groups that allow other members of the VMBS community who are interested in supporting our mission to contribute to our events and activities. Those working groups include:

  • Climate
  • Communication/events
  • Professional development

Working groups meet periodically to discuss ideas for activities and actions related to each group’s focus. If you are interested in joining a working group, please email c-idea@cvm.tamu.edu.

In addition, new C-IDEA members are invited by the committee chairs to join the committee each fall.