Equity & Diversity

Public restrooms of the future

Some legal experts, architects and social-equality activists are working to ensure gender-neutral restrooms will be an option in the future.


Preserving Ute culture

The Tri-Ute Youth Leadership Conference comes to the U for the first time.


New director for the Black Cultural Center

The Office for Equity and Diversity is excited to welcome Meligha Garfield (he/him) as the new director.


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.