Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Updates & Announcements

DEI announces the inaugural Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellowship program. This year's fellow is Kayon Morgan from ENHP. Learn more about the fellowship.

The University of Hartford welcomes diverse individuals no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religion, or politics. This diversity forms and enhances our community – a community that we affirm in our Mission and Vision statements.

The University is deeply committed to ongoing efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate that is inclusive, and an environment where students, faculty, and staff feel supported and safe.

Our Diversity Statistics

The President's DEI Steering Committee

The DEI Steering Committee Report provides a description of the Steering Committee’s work and includes recommendations based on its work to date.

This year, our incoming class consists of 1,260 students from 37 different states and 17 foreign countries. More than 40% identify as a person of color, 43% identify as male, and 57% identify as female. 39% are the first person in their family to attend college.

Of UHart’s 360 full-time faculty, 191 identify as male and 169 as female. 43 faculty are Asian, 13 are Black, and 10 Hispanic.

Of UHart’s 595 staff members, 259 identify as male, while 336 identify as female. 93 are Black, 40 are Hispanic, 16 are Asian, and 14 identify as two or more races.

Read more about our full student body.

Inclusion Initiatives

The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion is dedicated to providing student-centered support programs, events, and tools that allow for personal growth.

Inclusion Initiatives
Women's Advancement

Through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences, this initiative positions women for success.

Women’s Advancement
International Center

Whether you're planning to study abroad or looking for support as an international student, our International Center provides many resources that allow our students to prosper.

International Center

Diversity in our Curriculum

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As part of UHart's nationally recognized interdisciplinary general education program, all students are required to take one diversity designated course.

Student Engagement and Inclusion

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The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion was introduced in 2019 to better align UHart resources with the diverse needs of students. Cultivating interconnected and inclusive communities that actively promote respect for all individuals and act intentionally with integrity results in more robust programming for students in collaboration with faculty and staff. It leverages decades of student-focused staff experience, with a goal of offering programs and services focused on creating co-curricular learning opportunities that enhance the personal, educational, leadership, cultural and social development for our students.