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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, one of our four core values.  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. Jun 8 Rainbow Center and UConn Foundation Presents: Pride in the Park 12:00pm
  2. Jun 22 Rainbow Center and UConn Foundation Presents: West Hartford Pride 12:00pm

Statements

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 […]

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April 2024 Heritage Celebrations

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 April: Heritage Month Celebrations: Arab American Heritage Month: During the month of April, cultural institutions, schools, legislatures, and organizations across the country […]

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