Equity & Diversity

Title IX compliance investigation closed December 2019

The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights closed its investigation into the U on Dec. 10, 2019, dismissing an allegation that the U created a sexually hostile environment for students.


Campus skyline pano

Better together

Lori McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs and Mary Ann Villarreal, vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion focus on building an inclusive campus.


Black History Month and related online resources at the Marriott Library

The library has a host of historical documents.


Students, staff and faculty dance at the Black Cultural Center grand opening

A time to remember and celebrate

Celebrating the Black Cultural Center’s first year on campus this Black History Month.


Racist and Bias Incident Response Team

The team is working to streamline reporting, tracking, response and communication efforts to address racist and bias incidents on campus.


Aisha Moodie-Mills, the 2020 MLK Week keynote speaker

Agents of change

A recap of the 2020 MLK Week keynote address from Aisha Moodie-Mills.


Group of Black Student Union members surround Laurence Parker

Leaving a legacy

The U’s Black Student Union honors Laurence Parker at 10th annual Legacy Awards.


A woman scientist looks through a microscope

Why wait? New initiative gets students into the lab early

In 2020, the College of Science will give hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to contribute to real research projects the year that they step onto campus.


Group of paraeducators receives free training

Addressing Utah’s teacher shortage

The U’s University Neighborhood Partners is helping grow and stabilize the K-12 teacher workforce in Utah by investing in paraeducators.


Five members of the victim-survivor advocacy team flash the U

Here for U

An office on campus is staffed entirely by graduates and current students of the U, and almost all of them are from the same college.