Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
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.
FALL 2021 EVENTS
- Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8: The Two Connecticut's: Conversations about Race and Place
- Oct. 1: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation Understanding Latinx/a/o Diversity and Why it Matters
- Oct. 7: Diversity Professional Development Day for UHart faculty and Staff
- Oct. 21: Latinx/a/o Mental Health: Managing the Repercussions of the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Oct. 22: Understanding the Context of Hate to Interrupt Everyday Bias: A Presentation About Antisemitism
- Oct. 28: DEI Rogow Lecture Series
- Nov. 4, 11, 18: Fall Community Book Read
About Diversity and Inclusion
Read more about the team members and the DEI Steering Committee. Learn about our Initiatives, affinity groups, and professional development.
Our guest speakers, scholars, performers, and activists help us to engage in critical conversations and further the University's goal of maintaining an inclusive campus environment.
Our Diversity Statistics
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.
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
Through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences, this initiative positions women for success.Women’s Advancement
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
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
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.