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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEIJ)

Updates & Announcements

The University of Hartford was horrified and saddened by the heinous acts of racist violence targeting innocent people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and in a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, California.

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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.

In support of this committment, DEIJ provides numerous workshops, trainings, and events to educate and inform UHart students, faculty, and staff and celebrate the identities of the greater community.  

Our Diversity Statistics

The President's DEIJ Steering Committee

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

We are proud of our commitment to cultivating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive student population at UHart. 

Below are the recent statistics regarding our student diversity:  

  • 38% of our full-time undergraduates identify as a member of the BIPOC population
  • 28% of our graduate students identify as a member of the BIPOC population 
  • Our students come from 49 different states and 44 different countries 

Learn more about our student population. 

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.