Inclusion Initiatives

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.

Office of Student Engagement & Inclusion

The Inclusion Center is located in Gengras Student Union (GSU 205). The Office serves as a bridge builder for all Student Government Association identity/affinity clubs and organizations on campus, engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds.

Connect with like-minded peers, grow through shared experiences, and strengthen your network of support across UHart.

Discover student-focused, diverse, and inclusive educational opportunities developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion and student leaders committed to advancing equity and belonging.

Connect with programs and organizations of your choice—and discover communities within the UHart community.

  • Connect with individuals of various backgrounds by celebrating similarities and differences in perspectives, experiences, practices, and values.
  • Discuss the history and patterns of difference, discrimination, and oppression with regard to different groups, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, ability, and culture.
  • Apply skills and knowledge to lead with a cross-cultural lens and develop a personal framework for equitable and inclusive leadership.
  • Use advocacy and change-management skills for achieving social equity and justice.

Clubs and Organizations

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SGA Affinity/Identity Groups
  • African Student Union (ASU)
  • Afrolytes
  • Asian Student Association (ASA)
  • Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
  • Brothers and Sisters United (BSU)
  • Caribbean American Student Association (CASA)
  • Fenomena
  • Haitian Culture Association (HCA)
  • Hillel
  • Hispanic and Latino Student Association (HLSA)
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Spectrum
  • Strong Independent Sisters (SIS)
  • UHart Gospel Choir
  • UHart Steppaz     

Book Fund

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The BSU Book Fund was established by Brothers and Sisters United (BSU) in 1993.

The purpose of the fund is to help defray the ever-rising cost of college textbooks. To date, thousands of books have been purchased for UHart students.

UHart Unity

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UHart is committed to CommUNITY. Our current students are from 49 states and 47 countries and our undergraduate minority student representation is 36%. That's one of the highest percentages at colleges in the Northeast. We celebrate our diversity through programs and events and embrace it through our values statement.

Scholarship and Success Programs

These scholarships are awarded to students who maintain residency in Hartford or Bloomfield, CT and attend school full-time at a Hartford/Bloomfield Public School (includes Magnet schools) or eligible schools that are part of the CREC program. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, residency in Hartford/Bloomfield, CT, and satisfactory academic progress as determined by your school.

  • Cohort of Peers
  • Summer Bridge Courses
  • Peer Mentorship

The Community Service Scholarship is awarded to select applicants who are committed to making our community a better place.

  • Cohort of Peers
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Service Project development and support

STRIDE (Success Team for Readiness Improvement Diversity and Excellence) focuses on proven strategies for obtaining academic excellence and maximizing GPAs. STRIDE develops various activities that directly enhance students’ experiences and positively impact their retention and success.

Learn more about STRIDE

Vuela Mas Alto (VMA) is a program designed to kick-start student success in the Latinx and Hispanic communities throughout their first year at UHart. Our goal is to promote awareness and educate the greater University community about Latinx culture and social issues.

Learn more about the Vuela Mas Alto