Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Opportunity
Welcome to the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Opportunity (JEDO) at Midwives College of Utah, the leading institution of higher learning for midwifery. The Office of JEDO, serves as the college’s champion of justice and inclusion while ensuring all aspects of MCU’s mission of advancing equity in maternity and neonatal care is being fulfilled. The purpose and mission of the Office of JEDO is to build an inclusive and diverse student, staff, and faculty populations, who model and nurture a safe and supportive environment where diverse ideas and a culturally competent education can flourish.
Utilizing our roadmap to justice, MCU is dedicated to achieving justice and equity for all, especially for our most vulnerable populations. The leadership at MCU is thrilled to keep you abreast of the progress we make on our journey to justice, where our vision of belonging and inclusion for all is becoming a reality. Additionally, the Office of JEDO serves as a resource to internal and external stakeholders to highlight justice and equity programming and achievements within MCU.
The Office of JEDO, is working on your behalf to ensure that stakeholders of MCU have a space to collaborate and celebrate diverse backgrounds as well as to create a safe space for everyone to voice their concerns of possible threats to justice and equity. We invite you to partner with us on this journey to justice, as the only way we know we can maximize our efforts in continuing to elevate MCU as a dynamic institution is through your support. I am honored to serve the students, staff, faculty, and stakeholders of MCU as the inaugural Director of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Opportunity. Please feel free to reach me at (801) 649-5230 ext. 801.
Dr. Jermain Cooper
What is Title VI?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the Federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, or national origin in programs that receive Federal financial assistance.
What is prohibited by Title VI?
There are many forms of illegal discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. Among other things, Midwives College of Utah cannot, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, either directly or through contractual means:
- Deny program services, aids, or benefits
- Provide a different service, aid, or benefit, or provide services in a manner different than they are provided to others
- Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any service, aid, or benefit
AGE distribution at MCU
- >19 2% 2%
- 20-29 34% 34%
- 30-39 47% 47%
- 40-49 12% 12%
- 50+ 6% 6%
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Funds raised for the Briana Blackwelder Equal Access Scholarship Fund to date.
NARM Passage rate
MCU grads serving medically underserved communities
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