School of Physical Therapy Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commitment

We are committed to cultivating a community of belonging where diversity of expression and person is recognized, valued, and celebrated. We aspire to be part of the solution to dismantle barriers to accessible and equitable healthcare by prioritizing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Such work is at the heart of our Jesuit mission to build a more just and humane world.

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Inspired by the Circle of Human Concern

“In a democracy belonging is the most important endowment we share with one another. Only those who fully belong may select who belongs, may participate to define the rights of members, and which needs must be met by the community.”

–john a. powell, Director, Other & Belonging Institute, Professor, UC Berkeley

Strategic Planning Framework: How We Live DEI


Community of Belonging
| Cultural Safety
| Diversifying Health Professions
| Inclusive Learning Environment


Inclusive Pedagogy
| Culturally Responsive Teaching
| Health Justice
| Intercultural Sensitivity


Partnerships and Social Responsibility
| Clinical Experiences
| Community Engagement
| Health Systems Innovation

Land Acknowledgment

Regis University recognizes that Indigenous Peoples are the original stewards of the land we stand on today. We respectfully acknowledge that this land is the traditional homeland and buffalo hunting grounds of the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute Nations. We also recognize the 48 tribal nations that are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado.

As a Jesuit university, Regis is engaged in a mission of walking with those communities who have been excluded. Accordingly, it is important that we acknowledge that our presence on this land is due to the forced displacement of Indigenous Peoples from their ancestral lands. It is only in publicly recognizing this historical reality that we are able to embrace, in the present, our moral and intellectual responsibility and to affirm our commitment to a faith that does justice. In order to honor the original inhabitants of this land and to enter into right relationship with their descendants, Regis will continuously reimagine this acknowledgment, act on our responsibilities to the common good and respectfully collaborate with and support members of local Indigenous communities. 

Labor Acknowledgment

We also pause to acknowledge the labor upon which the prosperity of our country was built. We recognize that this nation has benefitted and profited from the labor of enslaved Africans as well as immigrant and refugee communities of color whose labor, whether voluntary, involuntary, trafficked, or forced, contributed to the building of this country and this state.


Regis Diversity Pledge

"I pledge to stand up to all forms of hate, bigotry and bullying. I will not stay silent in the face of intolerance based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, ability or any other identity. I will work together with my peers to create safer, more inclusive communities for all and will uphold our Jesuit value of honoring the dignity in all individuals."