Drake’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to creating an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives and talents.
Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has proven its dedication to diversity and inclusion since its inception.
One point of pride is alumnus Wendall C. Hill, who became Dean at Howard University and was honored as a Weaver Medalist. Huy Hoang-Nguyen was a finalist for the Next Generation Future Pharmacist Award.
Read Drake University's commitment to diversity.
Des Moines is #4 on Vocativ's list of America's Most LGBT-Friendly Cities after Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The city also earns high scores on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index.
Des Moines provides opportunities for cultural exploration and learning through events such as I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa, CelebrAsian, and the Latino Heritage Festival.
The College offers generous scholarships to achieve a diverse student body.
Established by alumnus Brian Reisetter. Awarded to a student who enhances the diversity goals of the College. The award is renewable for up to 4 years.
Established by alumnus Patrick Verdun and spouse Annette Verdun. Awarded to a student who is from a rural community or enhances the diversity goals of the College. The award is renewable for up to 4 years.
Awarded to entering students with financial need who are from educationally, economically, or socially disadvantaged backgrounds or whose enrollment will significantly contribute to the diversity of the student body.
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CPHS student organizations are dedicated to providing support and leadership opportunities for diverse students. These student organizations include:
Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Greater Des Moines Partnership
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa
Iowa Asian Alliance
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Iowa Pride Network
Islamic Center of Des Moines
Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa
NAACP Des Moines
For more information, contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.