Diversity & Inclusion at UConn

In order to develop an inclusive community for instruction, research and outreach, the University of Connecticut embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our students, faculty and staff. This collegian and vibrant environment promotes and nurtures perspectives that are enabled through differences in culture, experience and values. To achieve this goal, the university emphasizes diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of students, faculty and staff.

Racial Justice at UConn

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acted against racial injustice with love for Black people and with conviction for what was possible for everyone when Black Lives Matter. MLK’s legacy is one of action and community. His legacy requires us to acknowledge the pain and to take collective action to address systemic injustices.

UConn and its Office for Diversity and Inclusion are committed to upholding MLK’s legacy by working in solidarity as a community to uplift Black and other minoritized people and communities. In this video, we name the pain and we name the community action we are taking to work toward racial justice at UConn. We do this because actions speak louder than words, but our words and commitments matter. Most of all, we do this because at UConn we are clear that Black Lives Matter.

By the Numbers

45%
Incoming Domestic First Year Students Identify as Minority
-2019

33%
Undergrads @Storrs Identify as Minority
-2019

36.7%
Total Minority University Undergraduate Enrollment
-2019

News & Updates

Undocumented Student Updates

DACA Renewal Reminder

"Students currently in DACA status should consider filing for renewal this Fall 2019. DACA recipients can file for a renewal even if their current DACA expires more than 150 days into the future. While the future of DACA and The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 remain uncertain, upcoming developments in DACA-related court cases in late 2019 through 2020 may make it harder or impossible to renew DACA in the future. The window currently remains open to renew DACA for a two-year period.”

Note: UConn cannot provide individual advice about whether it makes sense to file a DACA renewal in individual circumstances.