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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. Nov 28 Intro to Mindfulness1:00pm
  2. Nov 28 Rainbow Center Student Programs Meeting3:30pm
  3. Nov 28 Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC4:00pm
  4. Nov 28 Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC4:00pm

UConn Today

Statements

UConn Health Hires Inaugural CDO, Dr. Jeffrey Hines, MD

Dear Colleagues, Diversity is vital to UConn Health as we continue to advance medicine academically, clinically, and scientifically. This is why we are excited to announce that Jeffrey Hines, MD, will take the new role of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at UConn Health. He joins us from Wellstar, one of the largest not-for-profit, integrated health […]

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Our Strengths and Values

To the UConn Community: Our differences are one of our greatest strengths, and inclusion is a core value. Over the past several days our students have shared, through a rally and reports of bias, that our own community is not immune to acts of hate and injustice, including Islamophobia. Students report hearing slurs on campus, […]

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