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.
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.
To the UConn Community: Like many of you, I continue to mourn the devastating loss of life in Israel and Gaza and, at the same time, have been heartened by the peaceful exchange of hostages and prisoners that is taking place now. The human tragedy playing out in Israel and Gaza and its impact on […][Read More]
UConn unequivocally condemns Islamophobia, just as it condemns antisemitism and all forms of hatred. UConn was made aware that a former student received a voicemail that was reported to have included racist and inflammatory language and a reference to death, and that the UConn Muslim Student Association received an email with similar sentiments. Our review […][Read More]
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of November: Heritage Month Celebrations: Native and Indigenous Heritage Month (November): November is Native American Heritage month (also known […][Read More]