The University of Utah continuously works toward making campus a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community. The University is committed to enhancing student success, recruiting diverse faculty and leaders, and engaging with key community members on and off campus.
What the University is Doing
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the U is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming campus environment. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion oversees the entities across the entire University of Utah including the American Indian Resource Center; Black Cultural Center; Center for Ethnic Student Affairs; Dream Center; LGBT Resource Center; Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Office for Inclusive Excellence. Additionally, the office partners with all colleges, departments and the broader community to help develop initiatives aimed at fostering more awareness, advocacy, and action.
Food Access Advocacy
The university supports several initiatives that have the shared goal to help students afford healthy food options and to improve food access, including the Feed U Food Pantry, Edible Campus Gardens, and University of Utah Farmers Market, the last of which offers Double Your Dollars—a program that provides a $1-to-$1 dollar match for students and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase produce and other grocery food items.
What You Can Do
Everyone should consider ways to help make our campus welcoming and inclusive. Request a consultation for your office from the Office for Inclusive Excellence. Training opportunities include: inclusive teaching strategies, campus climate, bias and microaggressions and facilitating difficult conversations. Trainings are available virtually.
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