Diversity Ed Week: April 4th - 8th

Diversity Education Week (DEW) is celebrated as a part of upholding our commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus. We use this week to promote awareness and understanding of diverse cultures and intersectional identities by building opportunities for connection, community, and engagement. DEW is a signature week presented by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Thank you!

We want to extend our thanks to everyone who attended, shared, and supported UNA’s 2022 DEW. We are grateful for the many campus partners and the offices within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for making this week a huge success. 

Sponsored by: Center for Women's Studies, Disability Support Services, Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion, Presidential Mentors Academy, and Veteran Affairs.

Special thanks to Housing and Residence Life, Career Center, UPC, Department of Communication, Department of Foreign Languages, Department of Kinesiology, Office of International Affairs, and Florence High School. 

image stating - Veteran Student Panel - Honoring student experiences and offering a place for students to share how UNA can better support other student Veterans. Sponsored by Veterans Affairs and Disibility Support Services
a graphic with text - "Make a sensory item - a kick-off event for Diversity Education Week (DEW) offering a place for students to learn about upcoming events and de-stress - Sponsored by Disability Support Services, Housing and Residence Life, and Mitchell-west center for social inclusion, "
graphic with text - "flowers for Marsha - celebrating the life and legacy of Marsha P. Johnson, an influential leader amongst the rebels who fought for LGBTQ+ rights. - sponsored by Center for Women's Studies"
graphic with text - "Anime Night - Creating a global community where students can come together and watch the Japanese anime Haikyu!! - sponsored by the department of communication, department of foreign languages, OIA, and Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion
graphic with text - "oral history training - led by invisible histories project, this training focused on the importance of uncovering LGBTQ+ Histories of the south - sponsored by Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion.
graphic with text - "Movie night with DSS. Celebrating differences and Autism acceptance month students watched Adam - a story about a person with Asperger's. - sponsored by Disability Support Services, UPC, and Florence high school."

National Volunteer Week: April 18-24

National Volunteer Week debuted in the United States in 1974 and has continued to grow every year since. Individuals, offices, schools, and teams volunteer their time during this week to make their communities better. The University of North Alabama is celebrating National Volunteer Week through various events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities within the campus and surrounding community.

graphic with National Volunteer Week schedule

Highlighting Student Service: UServe

UServe is an interactive, monthly program that incorporates education, training, service, and reflection to create dynamic social change. Each month focuses on the social challenges that exist today and connects with local agencies and organizations that work with those specific topics to help provide a better understanding and experience. 

composite image of students
composite image of students

In the past, students have partnered with the following organizations:

  • Safeplace
  • Rescue Me Project
  • Arc of the Shoals
  • Room in the Inn
  • Sacred Way Sanctuary
  • Common Ground Shoals
  • Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

And as a part of NVW (2022) we will be partnering with Keep the Shoals Beautiful for Userve April and we will be focusing on environmentalism and hosting a community clean-up.  

Collier Library Exhibit: April 2022

Want to learn more about Diversity Ed Week or National Volunteer Week? Head on over to Collier Library to visit our exhibit that displays information about these two important weeks that are held in April.