KGI is committed to enriching society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research. Diversity of backgrounds, cultures, disciplines, identities, and thought within our community serves as a catalyst for collaboration and excellence in all of our pursuits. KGI’s welcoming, diverse environment provides the opportunity for our students to think creatively and critically, communicate and interact effectively, and act ethically and respectfully. The active and open-minded engagement of every member of our community is vital to achieving the goals of the institution.

We encourage you to read the June 3, 2020 message titled “Stand Together to Promote Unity, Inclusion, and Safety for All,” which was sent from KGI Student Affairs to the KGI returning students. 

KGI is advancing diversity and equity in higher education, and with a higher representation of students of color than the national average, our student body affirms it.


diversity graphic pie chart of KGI students

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Diversity by Program

  • CBM Diversity_Pie-Chart

  • MBS diversity pie chart

  • MEng diversity pie chart

  • MS diversity pie chart

  • MSGC diversity pie chart

  • MSGDA diversity pie chart

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  • PharmD diversity_Pie-Chart

  • PhD Diversity_Pie-Chart

  • PPC Diversity_Pie-Chart

  • PPA Diversity_Pie-Chart

Diversity in KGI’s Student Clubs and Organizations

There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations at KGI. Many of them focus on community outreach and/or unifying diverse groups of underrepresented students. Here is a spotlight on a few of those clubs, organizations, and events:

  • California Korean-American Pharmacists Association
  • C.A.R.E. (Community.Advocacy.Resource.Education)
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA+)
  • Middle Eastern Pharmacists Association (MEPhA) KGI Chapter
  • Out@KGI : LGBTQ+ Alliance
  • Students For Rare – National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Student Chapter
  • Vietnamese American Pharmacist Student Association

Walgreens Diversity Award Winners

International Student Diversity

Click on the map to view where KGI international students hail from!

International students map

KGI Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

The JEDI Committee works to integrate best practices for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into institutional values, policies, and programs. Learn more.