Diversity & Inclusion | Office of the Dean
Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4461
Tel: 979.458.2842 | Fax: 979.845.5088 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I learned how to create a neutral environment, realizing that mediators do not solve problems, but allow disputants to find their own solutions. I’ve always been good at seeing both sides of a dispute. Now, I understand that it doesn’t really matter what I see, it is what the disputants see that is the key to finding a solution.”
“I would recommend this training. I already feel my thought process changing. I believe that this has been one of the most practical workshops that I have attended.”
“I have developed an awareness for the need to be neutral and not to offer solutions, but rather assist the disputants in seeing one another’s perspective and to help them develop their own resolution.”
“These are skills I’ll use daily when addressing staff and faculty conflict. I absolutely think this course would benefit nearly every faculty member and student."
VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment)
VOICE is a student-run organization that addresses social and cultural awareness among veterinary students, faculty, and staff. Their goal is to be an organized and unified student voice contributing to enhancing the diversity of the profession and the cultural competence of veterinary students. They work with the AVMA, SAVMA, and AAVMC on diversity issues as they relate to the veterinary profession.
Council on Diversity & Professionalism (CDP)
The Council on Diversity and Professionalism (CDP) is a college-wide committee of faculty, staff, graduate students, Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) undergraduates, and elected representatives from each veterinary class, that promote an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment within the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS). They serve as a forum for discussing current issues within the VMBS that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, geographic origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. The committee hopes to foster a welcoming, respectful environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The CDP encourages open dialogue about diversity and professionalism and sponsors programs that promote understanding of differences.
The Broad Spectrum Veterinary Association is an organization for students who are interested in gaining and offering personal and professional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterinary students. In addition to providing an inclusive environment to LGBTQ+ persons and allies, this organization strives to illustrate the relevancy of the LGBTQ+ community to the veterinary profession as a whole.
The VMBS has served the Broad Spectrum organization at the national level.
- National Student President, 2016–2017
- National Student Vice President, 2017–2018
- 4 National Student Board members, 2017–2018
PEER Program: K-12 Outreach
The VMBS administratively houses the PEER program (Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health), which provides outreach for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and veterinary medical education to K-12 students. Interest in STEM careers is stimulated through videoconferencing, webcasts, and presentations by students, scientists, and veterinarians. PEER is a model K-12 outreach program with an incredibly broad reach.
Started in 1993, the VMBS' annual Open House event opens the doors to the school and both hospitals to let the public see exclusive, behind-the-scenes areas of our premier facilities. The event reaches thousands of families each year with interactive educational activities for kids of all ages and is completely planned and executed by DVM students.
In this time of uncertainty and change, it’s more important than ever for us to support one another. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our campus, but it cannot diminish our faculty, staff, and students’ commitment to a climate of inclusion at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) (previously known as the CVM).
The VMBS is home to many diverse, talented, amazing people, and we celebrate our differences, while also remembering that we are united by our common goal of creating a welcoming environment for all.
I am CVM, you are CVM, we are CVM.
Visit the I AM CVM video archive.
To encourage healthy habits for addressing conflict in the workplace, the VMBS’ Office for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Center for Educational Technologies, and Communications have teamed up to create the Leadership & Communication in Action (LCA) video series to highlight a variety of conflict management skills.