Office of Inclusive Excellence
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine celebrates and embraces differences in each individual and strives to create an environment that promotes cultural inclusion, mutual respect, and trust among members of the community of students, faculty, and staff. LSU Vet Med rejects any form of discrimination, prejudice, or bias, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, belief system, age, education, and (dis)ability.
The cultivation of ethical standards is of primary importance in upholding the honor and integrity of the veterinary profession. We are expected by society to regulate ourselves as veterinary professionals and scientists, to hold our peers to the highest ethical standards, and to protect the health of animals and people. I will maintain a high degree of honesty, integrity, and discretion. I will strive to maintain standards of personal discipline that are in harmony with my educational goals; to observe national, state, and local laws as well as school and University regulations; and respect the rights, privileges, and property of others. I will abide by the code of Ethics and Honor and avail myself of the inspiration offered by this code. I pledge to create an environment that honors and respects diversity, free from racism and discrimination, and reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background or any other differences that have led to misunderstanding, hostility and injustice. I will help create an atmosphere conducive to education by promoting mutual respect and trust among members of the community of students and faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
2021 HEED Award
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.