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Message of Welcome

Welcome to the University of Connecticut’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice page!  This site will serve as the University’s central hub for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) information and initiatives.  It will provide resources, opportunities for engagement, and celebrations of the many diverse communities who call UConn “home.”

UConn is committed to diversity, a crucial part of the University's mission.  We also believe that diversity makes our campuses better places to learn and work and positions UConn as a state, regional, and local leader in education, research, and outreach.  Quite simply, we believe that the diversity of our communities makes UConn stronger.

The important transformational work related to DEIJ will only be successful if the University has buy-in and input from our entire community; no singular department or unit can do this work on its own.  This website provides an entry point for every member of the UConn community – whether a student, alumni, staff, faculty, or a member of the surrounding communities, we invite you to join in this important work with us.  Together, we can improve the UConn experience for every member of our community.

Mission Statement

The University of Connecticut is committed to building a safe and inclusive community for all its members through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Under the guidance of the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Frank Tuitt, we as members of the UConn community aim to listen, reflect, learn, and act to make our community safe and a place of belonging for all. We aim to support diversity, equity, and inclusion through offering support for success for people of all backgrounds.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.

Pronunciations: Mohegan (Mo-he-gan); Mashantucket Pequot (Mash-un-tuck-it Pea-kwaht); Eastern Pequot (Pea-kwaht); Schaghticoke (ska-teh-COKE); Golden Hill Paugussett (paw-GUS-it); Nipmuc (Nip-muck); Lenape (Leh-NAH-pay)

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 23 UConn Reads At The AACC: "Light From Uncommon Stars"5:00pm
  2. Mar 23 "Career Climbing: Journey to Becoming Pharmacy Leaders"6:00pm
  3. Mar 23 Martha Graham Dance Company7:30pm
  4. Mar 24 Rainbow Center - Gender-Affirming Closet12:00pm

UConn Today


President’s Statement on Turkey and Syria

To the UConn Community: Over the past week, we have all seen with great concern and sorrow the devastating impact of the Feb. 6 earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and on behalf of the UConn community, we would like to express our sympathy for those affected by this major natural disaster. The University of Connecticut […]

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ODI Statement on Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion would like to express our concern and support for the people of Turkey and Syria who are experiencing the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. We stand in solidarity with members of the UConn community and their families who have been adversely impacted by this recent tragedy. Please know that […]

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