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June 2024 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of June: Heritage and Awareness Month Celebrations: LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in the United States. Pride affirms the many identities within the […]

May 2024 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community:  The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of May:  Heritage and Awareness Months:  Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May is Asian Pacific American Heritage […]

A Message From President Radenka Maric

To the UConn Community: The horrific attack on Israel this weekend and the escalating war with Hamas in Gaza are tragic reminders that hate, violence, and conflict, and the toll they take on civilians and particularly women and children, remain far too pervasive in society today. The devastating ripple effects have already reached our university […]

ODI Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Over the weekend, mass shootings targeting racially minoritized groups resulted in the unnecessary loss of lives in three American communities: Buffalo, NY; Laguna Woods, CA; and Dallas, TX. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion mourns alongside members of these communities. We believe that everyone should be able to live without the fear of violence. We believe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]