Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence


The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee advances diversity through the implementation of equitable and inclusive practices, including the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff and students.  The committee supports faculty, staff and students in the crafting and dissemination of strategies that provide and inclusive climate, embrace diversity and promote a culture of accountability with respect for all.  Finally, the EDI Committee partners with campus, professional and community organizations to promote, improve and sustain excellence in EDI practices.

Several individuals from UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences participated in the Health and Health Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit to discuss how to continue to strive for inclusive excellence and diversity on our campus!


Pharmacists have an incredible platform to represent diverse communities including underrepresented minorities. Our School of Pharmacy promotes campus and community involvement through UC San Diego’s multiple student body organizations and outreach programs.

  • Visit the Student Diversity page for more information about UC San Diego’s cross campus diversity initiative.
  • Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion invites all students to take part in nearly 50 multicultural associations and social justice collectives.
  • Learn more about UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community.


Meet our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Student Representatives for the Health Sciences Advisory Committee! 


“I am honored to be a student representative in the SSPPS EDI Advisory Group because I get to participate in making systemic changes in the School of Pharmacy to celebrate diversity and inclusion. I hope these efforts can empower and inspire future students of unique backgrounds to see that they will be visible and they will have a voice in this school. Representation matters!”
-Howard Phang

“To represent SKAGGS on the EDI Advisory Committee means to help lead and pave the way to a far greater atmosphere ever imagined in our classrooms, buildings, and overall puzzle piece addition to UC San Diego. Through this committee, I hope to radiate the energy of ethnic, diversity, and inclusion of all and to learn and give back to our community, while doing so with pride!”
-Melanie Ghosn

“Luck is bein’ prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready.” - Nipsey Hussle
"It’s always a joy to bring awareness to pharmacy as a potential career path for those who are interested or even those who have no idea what pharmacist truly do. Like many other health professions, great patient care is largely based on having a diverse workforce and Skaggs' has taken the initiative to ensure that the field of pharmacy is truly reflective of the world's diverse population. With the right preparation and mentorship, the opportunities as a pharmacist are endless. Skaggs’ has provided me with the foundation I need to grow and prosper as a future pharmacist. As a student ambassador I’m able to showcase all the great things Skaggs’ is able to provide others by simply showing what they have provided me. Their work speaks for itself!"
-Cherie Clark