Equity & Diversity

University Asia Campus celebrates 5 years

How would you know you were on a U campus in Southeast Asia? Here are some signs you were still at the U, just on the other side of the world.


Just to see you smile

A U student raised in Haiti is determined to improve lives in Utah and around the world—but he needs your help.


Brave conversations

The new director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence describes their vision for improving the campus climate.


ReACt Computational Mechanics & Sciences Workshop

The U and Los Alamos National Laboratory are organizing a workshop on computational mechanics and sciences geared towards women researchers, held at the U on Oct. 10-11, 2019.


I, Carly

After dealing with a new challenge this past year—one that threatened her life—Utah Soccer goalkeeper Carly Nelson discusses her recent health scare, growing up in Utah as a lesbian and the positive impact she hopes to have on her friends, family and others.


Humans of the U: Brittany Kiyoko Badger

“I did not fully grasp the impact of the injustices that my ancestors experienced until I was in my 20s. I loosely knew my Japanese-Australian grandmother and her family were interned during World War II. I knew she was a single mother, raising three children in post-war Australia and living below the poverty line. I knew my mother experienced racism in her home country. However, as the child of a white-American father and an immigrant, Japanese-Australian mother, I was shielded from much of this while growing up in a middle-class neighborhood.”


Queeroes: Reclaiming Hero

This year’s ​Pride Week at the U​, held Sept. 30-Oct. 4, celebrates queeroes from both in and around the university community including respected artists, LGBTQIA+ alumni, local politicians and proactive students, staff and faculty.


New associate vice president for student development and inclusion

Bryan Hubain joins the university in a slightly modified position from the previous associate vice president for student development role.


Leading the conversation on access, diversity and excellence

Mary Ann Villarreal, the U’s VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected to serve on the APLU’s Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence for the next three years.


Black Cultural Center grand opening

It took years of hard work and persistence, but the Black Cultural Center—designed as a transformative space for research, community building and support services for black members of the U campus community—is now a reality.