Diversity at UConn: An Inclusive Community

The University of Connecticut envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s missions of teaching, research, performance, and community service.

At the University …..

    “It is understood that the definition of diversity is ever changing and is constantly being ratified.  Diversity encompasses the presence and participation of people who differ by age, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation; and includes those with disabilities and from various socio-economic backgrounds. It encompasses not only individuals and groups, but also thoughts and attitudes. The fabric of diversity at our University must be woven in thought and in experience, within a climate where diverse views are welcomed and respected and where there is a commonality that comes from working together to effect constructive change.”

The Report of the Diversity Action Committee of  the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, April, 16, 2002

The University is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, where differences are welcomed and valued. As our communities and workplaces become increasingly more diverse, understanding the perspectives of diversity will be an important requirement for relating to members of the University community.


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