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.
A Message for Pride 2023
Happy Pride from the Rainbow Center and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion! Pride celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities, achievements, and activism. It began with Christopher Street Liberation Day, which was held on June 28, 1970 to recognize the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a watershed moment in modern LGBTQIA+ civil rights and activism. The Rainbow […][Read More]
Provost D’Alleva Statement: Anti-Black Racism Course Requirement
Dear colleagues, On May 1, the University Senate voted to take the important step of creating a social justice requirement within UConn’s curriculum. The new social justice requirement focuses on the one-credit “Anti-Black Racism” course (ABR) that has been offered as an elective since fall 2021. I want to recognize the students who demonstrated strong […][Read More]