Message from the President of MUIH

One of the deeply held values at Maryland University of Integrative Health is community. We believe that we are intrinsically interconnected with each other and that belief calls us to ensure that MUIH is a community where people of all identities and life experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included.

We believe that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, identities and heritages, when working together, are more likely to produce the healers our society needs. MUIH must work to create an environment that thrives on the diversity individuals bring to this community of learners. As we open ourselves to a variety of viewpoints and experiences, we naturally become more compassionate and better able to address complex problems in our community, our nation, and the world. Deepening our understanding and caring for all people propels our commitment to addressing health care disparities and reaching underserved populations with integrative health care.

As our community moves ahead, we will continue to enact our principles and values in ways that promote respect and dignity. We will stand by our responsibility to learn from and deepen our connections to each other. We will foster a community that allows individuals to flourish and promotes a just society. We will move forward together.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is compromised of faculty, staff, and students at MUIH and is open to new members to join the committee at any time of year by emailing . This committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues that have been brought forward, to plan educational events for the University, and to inform future events and policies for the University.

Current committee members include:

  • Precious Boyd, Accounting Coordinator
  • Michelle Coleman, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Mimi West, Director of Academic Success & Accessibility
  • Maria Hernandez, Marketing Manager
  • Raejon Makonnen, Director of Counseling & Wellness Services
  • Alyssa Seibert, Engagement Specialist

Monthly Calendars of Observances

The monthly calendar of observances are created to acknowledge the observances of many events in many cultures, religions, and holidays. These calendars are representative of the MUIH population and are designed to be educational calendars with links to more information of the observance. It is our hope that our community and those outside of our community will use these tools to expand their knowledge and be inclusive of all.

2023 Calendars

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Disability Services

The Disability Services department at MUIH is fully committed to creating an inclusive learning community and upholding the letter and spirit of federal and state laws that ensure equal treatment of persons with disabilities. Disability Services promotes disability-inclusive diversity while implementing and coordinating reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equitable access to educational opportunities and activities as required by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more information, please see our website or contact Disability Services at or 410-888-9048 ext 6774.

Inclusive Language Guide 

The Inclusive Language Guide has been designed as a resource for our community to better understand racial, ethnic, and LGBTQIA terminology and to provide information to our faculty, staff, and students to create a more inclusive community at MUIH.

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization based out of Harvard University. Their research focuses on implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. They have developed the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to measure attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. These tests measure the strength of associations between concepts and evaluations or stereotypes. The main idea is to identify aspects of human nature and to provide self-awareness on a variety of subjects. 

Each assessment takes roughly 10 – 15 minutes and there are 15 assessments available. To access these assessments, visit

Library eBook Additions 

MUIH’s Sherman Cohn Library has added new eBook titles to its collection that focus on anti-racism and cultural competence, racial healthcare disparities, culturally responsive teaching and pedagogy, and culturally responsive communications. These eBooks can be accessed via the links provided below where the full text can be accessed after logging in. The eBook collection of MUIH’s online library is available to all currently enrolled students and all employees (faculty and staff). If you need a library log on, follow the steps in our Step-by-Step guides for Creating your library account and accessing EBSCO or Integrative Search. You can contact the library at for more assistance!

Anti-Racism and Cultural Competence

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Robin DiAngelo. (

How to Be an Antiracist. Ibram X. Kendi. (

Racism without racists: color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. ( 

I’m still here: black dignity in a world made for whiteness. Austin Channing Brown. (

For white folks who teach in the hood … and the rest of y’all too: reality pedagogy and urban education. Christopher Emdin. (

White trash: the 400 year untold history of class in America. Nancy Isenberg. (

The inner work of racial justice: healing ourselves and transforming our communities through mindfulness. Rhonda V. Magee. ( 

My grandmother’s hands: racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies. Resmaa Menakem. (

Yoga, the body, and embodied social change: an intersectional feminist analysis. Beth Berila, Melanie Klein, and Chelsea Jackson Roberts (editors). (

Racial Healthcare Disparities

The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care. Richard D. deShazo (editor). (

Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities: Promoting Equity and Culturally Responsive Care across Settings. Monnica T. Williams, Daniel C. Rosen, Jonathan W. Kanter (editors). (

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Pedagogy

Culturally responsive teaching and learning in higher education. Lucretia Octavia Tripp, Rhonda M. Collier (editors). ( 

Teaching to transgress: education as the practice of freedom. bell hooks. (

Culturally Responsive Communications

The Diversity Style Guide. Rachele Kanigel. (