Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to develop an inclusive community for instruction, research and outreach. The University of Connecticut embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our students, faculty and staff. This collegial and vibrant environment promotes and nurtures perspectives that are enabled through differences in culture, experience and values. To achieve this goal, the University emphasizes diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of students, faculty and staff.

LINK: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments.  Our work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action.   We provide support and advice to all University offices on EEO recruitment and retention issues, provide sexual harassment prevention and diversity awareness training and serve as a resource for responding to reports of discrimination and harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Title I) compliance, and Title IX compliance.  OIE investigates complaints of discrimination and recommends measures to mitigate discriminatory conduct that may be found to exist.  The entire University community has a shared responsibility to promote affirmative action and provide equal opportunity.  OIE helps ensure that the University complies with federal, state and local affirmative action and equal opportunity laws.

LINK: Office of Institutional Equity