Diversity and Inclusion


There is convincing evidence for inclusion of diversity to enrich engagement and solutions addressing the oral health needs of our community. The Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso embraces this diversity as it promotes recruitment, expansion and retention of students, residents, graduates, post-graduates, staff and faculty. This diversity is defined as inclusion of those of Hispanic origin, those who are multi-lingual, and those from other traditionally under-represented minorities.

Additionally, the WLHSDM is committed to a Diversity Statement that promotes the following:

  1. the recruitment, expansion, and retention of a diverse group of students, faculty and staff; and
  2. the inclusion of students who are from the U.S.-Mexico border region, who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, are often underrepresented in oral health care, and/or of Hispanic origin. The WLHSDM will also welcome and support students who are multilingual and from other traditionally underrepresented minorities.

Please visit The Office of Diversity and Inclusion website for more information.