Diversity and Inclusion

Value Statement of Inclusion

Duquesne University School of Nursing creates an environment that values a culture of inclusion and openness for faculty, staff, students and community partners in pursuit of teaching/learning, scholarship, research and services, locally and globally.

School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to increasing diversity and promoting inclusion among faculty, students and staff through programming and activities. We encourage students, faculty and staff to participate and to provide feedback and ideas for future programming and activities. If you have any ideas, questions or comments, please email Dr. Kate DeLuca at deluca899@duq.edu.

The Committee is comprised of the following School of Nursing faculty, staff and students:

Dr. Angela Karakachian, chair
Dr. Cara Morill-Stoklosa, co-chair
Dr. Kate DeLuca
Dr. Manjulata Evatt
Dr. Mayra Toney
Dr. Torrie Snyder
Michelle Rodriguez
Allison Haley, Cassandra Merla and Joey Mueser, undergraduate student representatives


Diversity Award Winner

Congratulations Dr. Kate DeLuca, who, in 2020, has been recognized by the Duquesne Chapter of NAACP for her involvement and commitment to our students in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. DeLuca was previously recognized as the 2019 Duke of Diversity award winner for her unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion across campus, and the incredible impact she has on students, staff and faculty.

Dr. Kate DeLuca headshot


Student Organizations

Chi Eta Phi
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Additional Student Organizations on Campus

Military Personnel and Veterans

VBSN program
Office of Military and Veteran Students 

University Resources

Center for Student Wellbeing
Interfaith Meditation Room
Disability Services
Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
DU Diversity and Inclusion
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program 
Office of International Programs
Other Sites of Worship
School of Nursing Student Affairs
Spiritan Campus Ministry

Other Resources

DACA and Undocumented Students Guidebook
Lambda (Gender Sexuality Alliance)
Minorities in Nursing Guide
Student Multicultural and Diversity Guidebook