Author: Jonelle Reynolds

UConn’s Commitment to Campus Safety and Sexual Assault Response

UConn is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment on all our campuses and has a range of strategies and practices in place to further that mission. The University cannot discuss specifics of any individual students or cases, but has a robust system to respond to reported incidents, combat sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment, […]

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation

Thursday, January 20th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Alumni Relations are happy to announce that the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation will take the TED Talk format. Our speakers represent faculty, staff, students, and alumni from across all UConn locations. Speakers: Michael Bradford – Vice […]

ODI’s Message to UConn Community

To the UConn Community: This week we learned of multiple incidents on the Storrs campus that targeted LGBTQIA+, Hindu, and Muslim members of our community. We take this matter seriously and reject, denounce, and condemn these acts. Members of all of these communities contribute to the rich diversity that makes the University of Connecticut stronger […]

AACC – ODI Joint statement on Haiti

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion would like to express our concern and support for the people of Haiti who are experiencing the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tropical storm in Haiti. We stand in solidarity with members of the UConn community and their families who have been adversely impacted by […]

BIPOC/Minority Mental Health Panel

In honor of the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, HR and ODI have partnered to host an online panel discussion on how racial trauma and other mental health issues impact persons of color in higher education. Recording: Thursday, July 15, 2021 11.00 am-noon Panelists: Michelle Williams, Associate Vice President for Research Development and Associate […]

Juneteenth National Independence Day 2021: A National Holiday

To the UConn Community: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Union military authorities reached Galveston, Texas, and enforced the executive order to free all people enslaved in Confederate territories. All people held as slaves in Texas were finally free. On […]

President’s Statement on Chauvin Verdict

To the UConn Community: As the world watched the trial of Derek Chauvin unfold in Minneapolis this month, culminating in today’s verdict, it was natural for concerned citizens, activists, and commentators to focus on the broader questions raised: police brutality, anti-Black racism, the long struggle for justice in the United States, and more. But it’s […]