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Faculty of Color Group


The Faculty of Color (FOC) is an empowerment, support and advocacy group composed of volunteer, self-identifying faculty members of color and allies. It aims to provide a safe and protective space for faculty of color to be heard, understood and supported. FOC advocates for the equitable treatment and optimal career development of faculty of color at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Goals of the UMMC Faculty of Color Group

  • To foster a community of support among historically racial and ethnic minority faculty by providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and mentoring
  • To provide a forum for historically racial and ethnic minority faculty to share aspirations and unique challenges associated with academic life and engage in critical dialogue leading to success
  • To promote a collegial atmosphere for all faculty in the institution
  • To identify allies within the institution to help with the overall success of faculty members

If you are interested in learning more, please click here to register to attend a virtual interest group meeting on Friday, June 11, 2021 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.). If you would like to receive communications from the Faculty of Color Group, please submit the following form.

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