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Thomas Jefferson University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
(215) 951-2800
Email address
School Information
“Jefferson is rewriting the rules and resetting the odds. We are changing higher education to provide our students with unparalleled value. Jefferson is a model professional university born out of a unique merger of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. Through our distinctive and award-winning 21st-century curriculum, we are preparing students with the skills they need to succeed and lead now and in the future of work. At Jefferson, we are helping you to redefine what’s humanly possible” (Source: Founded in 1824, the school has a total enrollment of over 3,700 and a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1 (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Jefferson is working towards “recruiting and retaining a diverse student body that reflects our global community” as well as “recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that mirror the communities we serve.”
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Jefferson’s Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement “hosts cultural competency training sessions” for both students and staff.
  • Jefferson offers a workshop program called “Let’s Talk,” which “is designed to address the educational and awareness needs of the Jefferson Enterprise in regards to topics like, unconscious bias, systemic racism, [and] race in America” in addition to several others.
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • Jefferson states that its “Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement offers core fundamental education on Stereotypes, Bias, Inclusion and being an Ally through mandatory e-learning courses” which are required of all employees, staff, and faculty.
Program and Research Funding
  • Jefferson hosts a program, Inclusion Advocates, which consists of “DEI Council members who advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within their divisions” who are trained to represent DEI values.
  • Thomas Jefferson University Libraries has a website dedicated to anti-racism resources. This is open to all undergraduates and graduates.
  • The school developed the “Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Blueprint for Action.”
  • Jefferson’s Student Center for Inclusive Excellence serves to “support inclusion related initiatives between campus partners, academic departments, student clubs, and organization.” Furthermore, the center will also “provide resources, such as meeting and programming spaces, and multi-use dialogue and study spaces.”
  • The school offers the D&I Education Catalogue, which is “intended to be a place with self-contained education resources that managers can use to help to encourage learning about a variety of D&I topics within their own department.”
Last updated October 24th, 2023
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