Equity & Diversity


U celebrates Pride

The U’s Asia campus hosted its third annual Pride Week from May 13-17, while the U participated in Salt Lake City’s Pride Parade and festival this past weekend.


Diverse student advocacy

Meet Dr. Tawanda Owens, the executive director for diverse student advocacy—a new position created to advocate for students and programs served by the Office for Equity and Diversity at the U.


New VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

U President Ruth Watkins announced that Mary Ann Villarreal will join the university as the inaugural vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


First VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion named

Mary Ann Villarreal will join the U as the inaugural vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2019.


Indigenous Rising: Warriors in Leadership

The U’s Inter-Tribal Student Association invites Native American tribes and the community to celebrate their culture through dance, song and spiritual healing at the 47th Annual Powwow April 19-20.


A tradition of resilience

While some students may not be out in their academic departments or to their families, Lavender Graduation has an important role in creating a space and time for students to celebrate this milestone in the fullness of their LGBTQIA+ identities.


50 years of Ethnic Studies

On March 29, the U’s Division of Ethnic Studies will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a day of panels and an evening reception.


Gabby Rivera

Radical creativity

Gabby Rivera spoke at the U encouraging students to find their own within their ancestors and stories and gave campus a glimpse into the inspirations for her writing.


Women’s Week: ‘Redefine’

This year’s events explore what it means to be powerful and radically creative, with a keynote address by Gabby Rivera, a Bronx-born, queer Latinx writer.


A culture of respect begins with U

In the spring 2019 semester, the U introduced a voluntary online training module focusing on diversity, inclusion and equity on campus.