Giving Tuesday: December 1, 2020
Generosity Transforming the World
Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has grown to be a global movement demonstrating the collective power of millions to unlock opportunity and equity through gestures of generosity. This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to be a catalyst in this movement, joining UHart in our promise to provide a place where our students feel safe as they learn and engage with each other. Unleash your power to transform our students' lives and their communities, just like UHart faculty and staff do every day.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund
UHart is proud of our incredible diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an open, safe, and welcoming home for students from all backgrounds. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fund helps to bolster learning opportunities and programming for students, faculty, and staff to encourage thoughtful dialogue and discourse. To students like Zachary Benares '21, the DEI fund benefits the entire campus community and gives students opportunities to explore their academic potential.
Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) Book Fund
Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) established the BSU Book Fund in 1993 to help defray the ever-rising cost of textbooks. Due to COVID-19, their signature fundraising events were postponed or scaled back for the health and safety of students and guests, so now more than ever, the BSU Book Fund is in need of support. Students like Keyshon Jones '21 have witnessed the life-changing impact of providing access to critical tools of education, resulting in opportunities, achievements, and connections they may not have imagined otherwise.
Hillel Annual Fund
In a time when building community is more challenging than ever, Hillel staff and student leaders have endeavored to safely develop meaningful connections for students. Through their inclusive programming, Hillel has created an incredible network for students like Madeline Blinderman '22, providing opportunities for students to bond with and support each other, making UHart a place that is a welcoming and warm home away from home.
The Women's Advancement Initiative
Built on the legacy of Hartford College for Women, The Women's Advancement Initiative's collective priority is to advance the potential of women at UHart; challenging, encouraging, and empowering them as leaders. The program offers unique educational and leadership opportunities for students like Kerren Katembo '22, who benefit from access to a network of powerful, impactful women poised for success and positive change.
General Scholarship Fund
Gifts to the UHart General Scholarship Fund make an immediate impact by providing vital support for student scholarships and access to the UHart experience for many who otherwise would not have the chance to study here. Contributions to this fund help students like Silvia Lopez '21, who is gaining opportunities and learning from amazing professors and mentors, allowing her to chase her dream of one day obtaining her PhD.
Student-Athlete Leadership, Performance, and Development
Hartford Athletics is committed to creating an environment for student-athletes where they feel comfortable and accepted, regardless of their backgrounds. Your support helps student-athlete leaders like Nyrik Antoine '21 achieve this goal, so they can make a positive impact on the University of Hartford and our surrounding communities.
Our commitment to the UHart community and your impact
The UHart community is engaged in an open, ongoing dialogue to affirm its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of our mission to prepare students to succeed in a complex, pluralistic world, we welcome all community voices to add their perspectives on how we can ensure that our diverse community remains welcoming to all.
The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion believes in assisting the UHart community in creating a culturally diverse and sensitive campus by providing student-centered support programs, cultural events, and tools for personal growth experiences. Learn more about the Inclusion Center, UHartUnity, Hartford Scholars, student organizations, and more.
In 2019–20, the UHart community made more of an impact then ever. In a year with unprecedented challenges, having the support of alumni, faculty, staff, families, and friends helped the University of Hartford fulfill its mission, enabling us to quickly adapt. Most of all, you gave students the strength to persevere.