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    Building a Better UNH

    The safety, well-being and success of every student are the top priorities for the university. Students come to UNH to learn, challenge themselves, meet new friends and build a foundation that will serve them well upon graduation for successful and happy lives.

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Diversity is a Community Value at UNH

We are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable. The values of diversity, inclusion and equity are inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence, and we embrace these values as being critical to development, learning, and success. We expect nothing less than an accessible, multicultural community in which civility and respect are fostered, and discrimination and harassment are not tolerated.

We will ensure that under-represented groups and those who experience systemic inequity will have equal opportunities and feel welcome on our campus. We accept the responsibility of teaching and learning in a diverse democracy where social justice serves as a bridge between a quality liberal education and civic engagement.

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Campus Climate

Campus Climate Task Force - creating an action plan to  guide our execution of the important accountability work to come.

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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human  potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.

Margaret Mead, 1935

Build a Better Community

Jaime Nolan

UNH Takes Action

Update on Efforts

Here are some of the actions the university has...

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Mark Huddleston

Task Force

Strengthening Our Campus Community

President Huddleston establishes a task force to assess issues of race, inclusion and civility on UNH campuses. 

Task Force
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A Community Speaks

Jaime Nolan on the "Conversations" Summary Report

UNH Task Force talks with all three UNH campuses to find out how UNH can foster a safe, equitable and inclusive learning community for all.

The Conversations

52.6%

Survey Says Campus Accessibility Good to Excellent

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2,987

Students, Faculty & Staff have Participated in Safe Zones Training Program


News & Announcements

Diversity Initiatives Fund

Wanda Mitchell

In Memory of Dr. Wanda Mitchell's Work -  The Diversity Initiatives Fund

engages donors in the work of inclusion as follows:

Scholarships:  Give to students who have not traditionally had the opportunity to thrive in the field of education and their careers of choice. 

Campus Climate Development:  Give to assist students with textbook purchases; develop programs and resources specific to the needs of first-generation college students; and provide support to faculty in building inclusive curricula with representations of diverse cultures and traditions. 

Note:
The Diversity Initiatives Fund was originally established by Dr. Wanda S. Mitchell, the Inaugural Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at UNH

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Important Resources

ReportIt logoHelp us improve our campus and community climate. If you have observed or experienced an incident of bias, discrimination or harassment, please report the incident by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at affirmaction.equity@unh.edu or TEL (603) 862-2930 Voice / (603) 862-1527 TTY / 7-1-1 Relay NH or log on to the ReportIt website Anonymous reports may be submitted.


President's Commissions on the Status of...

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People of Color

The UNH President's Commission on the Status of People of Color proposes, recommends and evaluates programs, policies and services aimed at enhancing diversity and supporting people of color within the UNH community.

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People with Disabilities

The mission of the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities is to promote empowerment and inclusion of students, faculty and staff and guests with disabilities at the University of New Hampshire. 

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LGBTQ

The President's Commission on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (LGBTQ+) exists to help make UNH a place that is welcoming and inclusive of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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Women

The UNH President's Commission on the Status of Women was established Feb. 15, 1972, to explore conditions and attitudes within the university relating to the mobility and functional equality of women, and to encourage movement toward the goal of full participation of women.

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