Emerging Student Leadership Program

ESLP has been providing an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students to explore and develop their identities as leaders.

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Famtorship for Social Justice

The Famtorship for Social Justice Program is designed to connect undergraduate students with like-minded people that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.

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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience Program supports students by reflecting on their first-year experience and conducting a deeper self-exploration of their identity, values, and life goals.

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BCC Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program serves to nurture future leaders and empower effective problem-solving skills at the University of Utah.

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George Floyd Memorial Fund

The George Floyd Memorial Fund was established in response to a national call for action after the death of George Floyd.

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Utah Women in Higher Education Network

The U of U chapter of Utah Women in Higher Education Network’s focus is on advancing women’s careers, community, and leadership.

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Edie Kochenour Memorial Event

This annual networking event and presentation of interest to women commemorates the achievements of Edie Kochenour.

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Linda K. Amos Award

This award recognizes a female staff/faculty member who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the U.

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Friday Forums

Friday Forums is a commitment to the state and region in elevating national conversations and showcasing models of disrupting complicit racism.

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Truth & Racial Healing Transformation Center

Following guidance from AAC&U, the U is developing groundwork for this new campus center.

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Reframing the Conversation

Reframing the Conversation brings together experts from across campus and the community to spark important conversations around racism, othering, and safety.

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this land is the original homelands of the Paiute, Ute, Goshute and Shoshone peoples.

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Dream Center

The Dream Center at the University of Utah Office of Engagement works holistically with undocumented students and their families from college access to graduation.

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Chosen Names and Personal Pronouns

All staff and faculty are asked to refer to students by their “preferred” name and personal pronouns.

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Trans Health on Campus

Beginning August 2016, the University of Utah has transgender-inclusive health insurance for students, staff, and faculty.

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Campus Bathrooms

This inventory of campus restrooms is provided to ensure greater safety and privacy for transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people when using a public restroom.

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Chosen Names on U Card

All students, staff, and faculty may have their chosen name on their U Card.

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School for Cultural and Social Transformation

The School will make the intersection of race, gender, and social justice its focus — the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.

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$1 Million Endowment for American Indian Scholarship

With donor support, we have established new scholarship funding for Native American students.

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Diversity Scholars into Honors College

CESA and Honors College are partnering to increase participation of underrepresented students in the Honors program.

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Diversity Coalition Group

The Diversity Coalition Group, which includes representatives from all major diversity groups on campus, is meeting on a regular basis.

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Diversity-in-Progress Website

This site will help maintain vigilance and accountability as our efforts continue in the months and years ahead.

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Student Diversity Council

The Student Diversity Council is comprised of representatives from each of our diverse student groups on campus.

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Responding to Microaggressions

We have increased staff resources in the Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Mentoring for Faculty and Staff

We have fostered a new faculty mentoring project, currently underway in the College of Humanities as a pilot effort.

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Diverse Staff Hiring

This has been in the talking phase since the summer of 2015. The head of HR is on board to help develop.

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Faculty Hiring Initiative

In the fall of 2016 we were joined by 19 new faculty members and post-doctoral fellows from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Money for Diverse Student Groups

We have identified additional financial support for student equity and diversity groups in support of high school conferences and travel funding to enhance student development.

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New Diverse Student Space in the Union

The Center for Ethnic Student Affairs has been given expanded space for students to gather and study in the Union.

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Diversity Education for Faculty and Staff

A campus-wide committee is working to develop diversity education for faculty and staff.

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Student Leadership Award

This award is designed to provide a unique leadership stipend for student leaders who are involved in building community and cultivating leadership through high school outreach.

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American Indian Scholarship Program

The American Indian Resource Center is proud to present its first American Indian, non-major specific scholarship at the U.

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The State of Utah Black Affairs Summit

The purpose of the Summit is to connect, enrich, and empower the Black population from across the state of the Utah.

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African American Doctoral Scholars Initiative

The Initiative provides a scholarly community and educational services for African American doctoral students at the U.

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American Indian Educational Embassadors

These embassadors will be traveling to various schools to advocate and encourage high school completion and higher education.

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LORDE Scholars Program

The Leaders of Resilience, Diversity, and Excellence (LORDE) Scholars program is a retention initiative that provides students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Chicana/o Scholarship Fund

Committed to students who promote the cultural pride and tradition of the Chicanx/Latinx community, the Fund recognizes and assists students in their education endeavors.

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Diversity Scholars

First Year Diversity Scholars is a First-Year Seminar that has achieved outstanding academic accomplishments and retention rates.

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Tuesday Night Soup and Tutoring

Students are provided soup and free tutoring in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere.

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LEAP Learning Communities

LEAP is a two-semester seminar that enables new students to transition more confidently to college and to play an active role in their own education.

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Health EDI Funding Opportunities

The funding is available for those who want to promote health equity and inclusion and/or address health equity/health disparities.

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Community Read

Community Read is a monthly reading & journaling group focused on health equity and inclusion.

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Native Voices

This lecture series explores Native Americans’ history of and relationships with health, well-being, and health care.

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Lessons Learned

A series of panels featuring scholars, practitioners, and clinicians who reflect on what they’ve gained from the conferences they have attended.

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Patient Voice Series

The monthly series showcases patient voices from various communities and their thoughts on how to improve health care quality.

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