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Our Community

UNH's commitment expressed in its Strategic Plan by introducing The Office of Community, Equity and Diversity mirror the national focus on inclusive excellence, which requires strategic, ongoing interactions across campus and in all aspects of university life.  Our office serves as the central organizational structure to direct, monitor, advance, and support diversity efforts at the University. The office sponsors and promotes initiatives, as well as, provides resources for addressing issues of equity and diversity in institutional structure, recruitment and retention, curriculum, community climate, and outreach and engagement.  The office holds the responsibility for developing and sustaining programs, policies and initiatives that serve to create a welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty, and administrators of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

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Affirmative Action and Equity Office

Our office is responsible for oversight of University compliance efforts in regard to affirmative action, Title IX, disability laws and regulations, equal employment laws, and campus initiatives aimed at creating a diverse, welcoming and equitable campus.

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Educational Talent Search (TRIO)

ETS increases educational opportunities for academically qualified limited income, first generation (neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college), New Hampshire youth by providing academic advising, career, college, financial literacy and financial aid information.

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McNair Scholars Program (TRIO)

The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to prepare talented, highly motivated UNH undergraduates for entrance to PhD programs in all fields of study. The program aims to promote and nurture the next generation of faculty, researchers, and scholars by providing academic and social support services in the form of academic year internships and summer research fellowships.

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Military & Veterans Services

Veterans Services is committed to providing support and assistance for veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reserves, and their dependents. Understanding and navigating the various resources available to UNH student veterans can be challenging. Our office is staffed by professional student affairs staff and student veterans who are here to help. 

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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

OMSA creates opportunities for people to participate in an inclusive community and to explore and understand diversity, social justice, inclusion, and equity via educational presentations, workshops, professional development and leadership opportunities, retreats, brown-bag discussions, etc. We serve all members of the UNH community through these various opportunities and beyond.

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Upward Bound (TRIO)

The Upward Bound program helps low-income, potential first generation high school students achieve their dreams of going on to and being successful in higher education. The program has been in continuous operation on the UNH campus since 1965 and has helped several thousand New Hampshire young people realize their academic potential and achieve their career aspirations.  The program has both academic year and summer components.

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