We in the Office for Equity and Diversity are comprised of leaders, experts, and educators who drive the University’s efforts to create a safe and welcoming campus climate.


We are deeply committed to enhancing student success, recruiting our future leaders, and engaging with key community members on and off campus.


Supporting Student Success

  • Resources
  • Student Programming
  • Academic Programming
  • Scholarships
  • Academic Advising

Recruiting Future Leaders

  • Diverse Faculty Hiring
  • High School Conferences
  • Outreach Efforts

Engaging Community

  • Events
  • Partnerships
  • Sponsors


There are many reasons why we do what we do, but one of our favorite babies is our First Year Diversity Scholars program. 30% of the new Freshman student population from 2014-2015 were underrepresented students, which was a record for the University of Utah. We’re proud to report that the Diversity Scholars program alone accounted for 6% of that 30%- that’s 20% of the entire diverse Freshman student population! Successes like these keep us believing in what we do.
(Numbers provided by the University’s OBIA)