Diversity & Inclusion

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UNH’s Statement of Non-Discrimination  

The University of New Hampshire seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students.  We are committed to enhancing and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive and equitable, and cherish these values as being inextricably linked to our core mission.  We are a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified persons.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or pregnancy.  This applies to admission to, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities. 

The University of New Hampshire is looking to provide employers with curated content to help your organization start or expand diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. Please refer to the resources below and contact our Employer Relations team for a consultation.  

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Diversity and Inclusion Employer Champion Program

Goal of the Program 

We know that attracting diverse talent is important to our employer community, while our students are also searching for organizations that demonstrate values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. To support our students and employers, Career and Professional Success has created the Diversity and Inclusion Employer Champion Program.  

The program recognizes employer partners who demonstrate the utmost devotion to social justice and equality through tangible actions. With this recognition, students will be able to easily search, identify, and connect with organizations committed to making progress on these values.  

Recognition Levels 

Employers will be identified at two levels and recognized with the following benefits: 

    Champion Level 

    Meets all 7 criteria listed below

    • Diversity & Inclusion Champion label added in Handshake visible and searchable to students 
    • Inclusion in specific active jobs feed on CaPS main webpage (unh.edu/career)  
    • Quarterly shoutout on internal student leadership website 
    • Employer name listed on CaPS student-centered Diversity Resources webpage 
    • Promotion on CaPS social media accounts 

    Rising Champion Level 

    Meets at least 4 criteria listed below

    • Employer name listed on CaPS student-centered Diversity Resources webpage
    • Promotion on CaPS social media accounts 

    Criteria for Submission

    To be recognized through the program an employer must meet at least 4 of the below criteria. Employers approved for accomplishing all 7 criteria will be designated a Champion. Employers approved for accomplishing at least 4 criteria will be designated a Rising Champion.

    1. Company publishes a mission statement, vision, or philosophy centered around equitable access and inclusivity.
    2. Company provides and requires professional development, training, and education on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging topics.
    3. Company conducts diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programming including, but not limited to, affinity groups, employee resource groups, mentoring, and internal sponsors.
    4. Company exercises a diversity retention and recruitment strategy.
    5. Company holds employees accountable for actively participating in an inclusive culture of belonging and has a bias response process in place should an incident occur.
    6. Company monitors equitable pay across their organization.
    7. Company proves a track record of at least two of the following accomplishments
      • Data driven approach to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives with (1) public or easily accessible data on diversity retention and diversity in leadership and (2) measurable goals management and executive leadership are held accountable for meeting.
      • Operational strategy and decision-making are transparent and measured against objectives promoting sustainability and social equity.
      • Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts integrate and add value to the local community. Value is created through donation of time, resources, or money to underrepresented community populations or local socially equitable policies

    Application Process

    Apply here 

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to submit. To help you prepare for the application process you can download a copy of the application here. The application will ask you to provide responses and supporting documentation for the above criteria. We recommend having your human Resources or leadership complete the form.

    CaPS will review applications on a weekly basis. It may take up to 2 weeks to receive a response. Responses will be reviewed according to criteria vetted by UNH’s Office of Community, Equity and Diversity and The Aulbani J. Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom.

    CaPS will review recognized employers and levels on an annual basis. 

    CaPS is committed to supporting employers working towards becoming a Diversity and Inclusion Champion. Please take advantage of the resources associated with each criterion below and additional best practice resources curated specifically for our employer community. We also encourage you to reach out to the Director of Employer Relations by email employer.relations@unh.edu to set up a phone call to discuss your strategy further.

    Questions?

    Please email employer.relations@unh.edu with any questions in regards to the program.

    Disclaimer

    Career and Professional Success reserves the right to decline or revoke recognition of an organization at any time, including organizations that are not in compliance with the Diversity and Inclusion Champion criterion, University of New Hampshire’s, Career and Professional Success’s policies, U.S. Department of Labor, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the EEOC guidelines, NACE Principles for Professional Conduct, UNH's Non-Discrimination Statement, state, and/or federal laws. We have the right to modify our policies and conditions at any time.