Diversity and Inclusion
The UHart community is engaged in an open, ongoing dialogue to affirm its commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.
As part of our mission to prepare students to succeed in a complex, pluralistic world, we welcome all community voices—those of students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and area stakeholders—to add their perspectives on how we can ensure that our diverse community remains welcoming to all.
In 2017, President Woodward created a standing committee to strengthen the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee’s charge is:
- To develop a definition of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- To create and manage a series of events that highlight diversity/equity/inclusion
- To take an inventory of what we have in place that supports diversity/equity/inclusion for students, staff, and faculty
- To thoughtfully consider new steps/new initiatives moving forward
- To formulate strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff
- To formulate strategies to retain diverse students
As part of UHart’s nationally recognized interdisciplinary general education program, students are required to take one diversity designated course.
The Women’s Advancement Initiative positions women for success through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences.