Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


One U Thriving


Centers & Offices


People, communities, and cultures are more than one identity. IntersectX12 (“intersect times twelve”) is a unifying theme, message, and platform that will allow us to affirm intersectionality in all we do at the University of Utah. Only with new appreciation and understanding, can we truly begin establishing a culture of belonging and become a model for campus equity, diversity, and inclusion.

IntersectX12 is a reminder that we must strive to honor individuals’ intersecting identities not only during nationally recognized months, so we encourage you to honor, celebrate, and engage with our communities every day, 12 months a year. As members of underrepresented groups have made and continue to make countless contributions to our campus community, IntersectX12 serves as a year-round acknowledgment of the work being done to create an inclusive space where everyone feels they belong.

“As we work to foster a campus environment that centers belonging in all that we do, we have to actively create a culture reflective of all that we are in every space across campus, not just bring attention during specific months that celebrate one part of lived experience or generational history.”


Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal, @theU

Incorporation & Guidelines


Proactive Integration

We encourage all University of Utah organizations to design or evaluate their own affinity and educational programming to foster spaces of intersectional belonging and dialogue across the university. If you would like to learn more about incorporating intersectionality or IntersectX12 into your programming, please contact Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Verbal and Written Affirmation

The IntersectX12 statement on intersectionality should be shared in the opening or closing remarks at an event. While the statement is not necessary for all programming, we highly recommend including the statement in monthly heritage celebration events. The statement may also be displayed on event webpages.

(IntersectX12 is a reminder that) we must strive to honor individuals’ intersecting identities not only during nationally recognized months, so we encourage you to honor, celebrate, and engage with our communities every day, 12 months a year. As members of underrepresented groups have made and continue to make countless contributions to our campus community, IntersectX12 serves as a year-round acknowledgment of the work being done to create an inclusive space where everyone feels they belong.

Visual Recognition

Women IntersectX12 mark on a Women's Week promotion example of the dark (blue) version of intersectx12 mark

Examples of the Women IntersectX12 mark and dark (blue) version of the IntersectX12 mark

Example of the dark (blue) version of the IntersectX12 mark

The marbled colors masked within the “X” of the IntersectX12 mark represent the intersecting and varying identities and experiences found within every identity. When presenting the IntersectX12 marks on promotion, you broadcast a reminder of the intersecting identities honored and celebrated within your programming.

Dark and light versions of the IntersectX12 mark may be downloaded for use here. To ensure legibility, please use the light (white or yellow) variations for dark backgrounds and the dark (black or blue) variations for light backgrounds. Place the graphic on your event promotion in the same manner as a logo and do not stretch, distort, or change the opacity of the mark.

For identity-based events celebrated at the University of Utah, please select the appropriate identity variant to use on promotion. Each is provided in six different colors (black, blue, green, pink, red, white) and can be downloaded by selecting the desired mark below.

All the IntersectX12 marks and variations may also be accessed here.

Asian American IntersectX12 mark
Black IntersectX12 mark
Disability IntersectX12 mark
Latinx IntersectX12 mark
LGBTQIA+ IntersectX12 mark
Native American IntersectX12 mark
Pacific Islander IntersectX12 mark
Women IntersectX12 mark
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