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Diversity Resources for Students

Student Clubs on Campus

  • VOICE and Broad Spectrum are PennVet student clubs funded and supported through SAVMA student government. Contact voice.pennvet@gmail.com to get involved!
    • VOICE: Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment
    • Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association’s mission is to connect, support and empower community for LGBT+* students and allies across veterinary education.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) provides funding, events, and advocacy for all graduate and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania. A list of GAPSA Affinity Groups can be found here.
  • Native American Veterinary Association: The organization was founded in March of 2017 with the purpose of building a network of support for Native American veterinary professionals and to encourage Native American students to follow the path to this wonderful profession. Our goals include increasing the membership of Native American veterinary professionals and other non-native affiliates who share interest in our mission. We in NAVA are excited to hear the voices of fellow Native people in the veterinary community and to share our challenges as well as our triumphs. Contact egalban@vet.upenn.edu for more information.
  • Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn: At the GIC, we embrace intersections of identity. Home can include many places and people! Penn is committed to this understanding with the support of many cultural resource centers in addition to Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC), such as The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), the LGBT Center, The Penn Women's Center, The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, and PennCAP all housed within the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life. Learn more about the Greenfield Center...
  • LVMA Chapter at PennVet: The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission as a national association is to empower Latinx students and professionals in the field of veterinary medicine. Furthermore, in addition to supporting aspiring vet students in order to serve the next generation of Latinx veterinarians, it aims to help the field better serve changing client demographics. After its establishment in February of this year, LVMA chapters are popping up throughout many vet schools in the US and Canada; we want to be part of this important step into building a veterinary workforce that is representative of our society, and to make veterinary care more accessible to he Latinx community.

  • The Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (LAGAPSA) enhances the quality of life for graduate and professional students of Latin American, Latina/o/x, and/or Hispanic descent at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • The Black Graduate Student and Professional Assembly (BGAPSA) supports quality of life for all African Diaspora graduate and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • The Black Graduate Women's Association (BGWA) aims to promote the visibility of black graduate women on campus and to strengthen the relationships between black women graduate students from all disciplines.
  • Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP) provides education and community for anti-racism work.
  • Penn Rangoli is the Indian Association at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • IDEAL is the University of Pennsylvania's umbrella affinity group providing funding and support to affinity groups.
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Penn (CSSAP) supports Chinese students and scholars with community and events at Penn.

National Organizations

National Association for Black Veterinarians: The National Association for Black Veterinarians will work collectively toward a more diverse and inclusive profession for both current and future Black veterinarians.

AAVMC Diversity: The AAVMC affirms the value of diversity within the veterinary medical profession. The membership is committed to incorporating that belief in its actions by advocating the recruitment and retention of underrepresented persons as students and faculty and ultimately fostering their success in veterinary medicine.

Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE): Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment is a veterinary student-run national organization supporting veterinary school chapters with funding and mentorship.

Broad Spectrum Veterinary: Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association’s mission is to connect, support and empower community for LGBT+* students and allies across veterinary education.

Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA): Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association's mission is to promote racial and ethnic diversity, and cultural competency within the veterinary profession so as to better serve a diverse, multicultural society.

Natives at Penn: Formerly known as Six Directions, Natives at Penn is a student-run organization that creates awareness of Native culture, history, and contemporary issues, and enhances the visibility of Native students. Learn more about Natives at Penn...

Native American Veterinary Association (NAVA): The organization was founded in March of 2017 with the purpose of building a network of support for Native American veterinary professionals and to encourage Native American students to follow the path to this wonderful profession. Our goals include increasing the membership of Native American veterinary professionals and other non-native affiliates who share interest in our mission. We in NAVA are excited to hear the voices of fellow Native people in the veterinary community and to share our challenges as well as our triumphs. Contact egalban@vet.upenn.edu for more information.

North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians (NCAMV): supports minority veterinarians throughout the region with networking and funding. 

BlackDVM Network: BlackDVM Network is a community to empower and support Black veterinary professionals (students, doctors, nurses, assistants).

PrideVMC: PrideVMC prioritizes creating a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community.

Additional Penn Student Resources


Supporting Individuals & Self

  • Office for Students: The Office for Students serves as a hub for admissions, academics, and finances at Penn Vet. Additional information can be found on academic year Canvas pages.
  • Weingarten Learning Resources Center: The Weingarten Center provides academic support services and programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Penn.
  • Career Development: Penn Vet Career Services is open to students from all four years of their veterinary education, in all stages of career exploration.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS is the home of counseling and psychological health resources for UPenn students.
  • International Student & Scholar Services: ISSS advances global engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated hospitals by offering inclusive, innovative, and impactful immigration and integration services.
  • The Penn Graduate Student Center: The Graduate Student Center provides community spaces and services to UPenn's graduate students.
  • The Family Center: Are you a Penn Vet student AND a parent? This a great resource for you at Penn. 

University of Pennsylvania Resources for Faculty & Staff

  • Penn Vet's Office of Faculty Affairs & Diversity: The Office for Faculty Affairs and Diversity aims to make Penn Vet a more welcoming and diverse institution by devising strategies for attracting exceptional scholars and students, and nurturing their development. Read more...
  • Reports - Progress, Minority, & Gender Equity: University Action plan for faculty diversity & inclusion, Progress reports on faculty inclusion and equity show School of Veterinary Medicine statistics. Read more... 

  • Greenfield Intercultural Center at Penn: At the GIC, we embrace intersections of identity. Home can include many places and people! Penn is committed to this understanding with the support of many cultural resource centers in addition to Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC), such as The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), the LGBT Center, The Penn Women's Center, The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, and PennCAP all housed within the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life. Learn more about the Greenfield Center...

  • University Council Committee on Diversity and Equity: The Committee on Diversity and Equity aids Penn in fostering and taking full advantage of its diversity as well as in strengthening ties across all boundaries to enrich and enliven the campus community. Read more about the University Council Committee on Diversity and Equity...
  • Women of Color at Penn (WOCAP): WOCAP is a community of remarkable volunteers who come together to celebrate and promote causes that impact women. Read more about Women of Color at Penn...
  • Penn's Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs: The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs is charged with ensuring that the University meets its obligations as an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educational institution. Learn more about Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs...
  • The LGBT Center: The primary activities of the Center are outreach and education, supportive services for individuals and campus organizations, including network facilitation, and advocacy for sensitive, inclusive University policies and practices. Learn more about UPenn's LGBT Center...
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Employees at Penn (LEAP)
    Contact: Erin Cross, ecross@exchange.upenn.edu