Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. After a yearlong development process, the University of North Alabama launched its new Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. This plan helped renew our commitment to creating and maintaining inclusive campus spaces and to providing equitable opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to participate, contribute, and succeed at UNA. With this plan in full force, I welcome you to the newly developed Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion web page.

This webpage is just one of many components that will contribute to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community. I am honored and grateful to have an opportunity to serve the University of North Alabama in my new role as Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Sincerly,
Ron Patterson Signature
Ron K. Patterson
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
- Audre Lorde

 

Diversity in Action

Mission, Vision, & Values

Strengthen UNA's continuing pursuit of being diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Definitions & Glossary of Terms

View frequently utilized and/or referenced terms related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

From the VP's Desk

Welcome to DEI. We are pleased to provide information to add to your toolkit.

Awareness, Education, and Training

Browse our on-campus and online training program offerings, then sign up to participate.

Signature Programs

Browse our Signature Programs, we invite you to join us.

Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025

We are pleased to introduce our new Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

EEO Statements

Find the versions of UNA’s EEO statements, along with guidelines on which version to use where and when.

Compliance and Policy

Find the versions of UNA’s compliance and policies, along with guidelines faculty and staff handbooks.

Title IX

The University recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness on sexual assault / harassment...

UNA Inclusive

8%

International Students

1%

Military and Veterans

25%

First-Generation Students

58

Countries Represented

 
 

Engage With Us

Student Resources

The Division of DEI supports unique and innovative programming that serves the needs of diverse students.

Faculty Resources

The Division of DEI is pleased to release resources to assist faculty with search committees...

Staff Resources

The Staff Resource Center plays an integral role at the University, supporting vital services and...

Data and reports

The Division of DEI is committed to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment...

DEI Calendar

Browse our DEI calendar.

Committees and Community Engagement

Shared governance is a structure and process for collaboration, and equity for matters related to...

DEI Offices and contact info

DEI is comprised of five offices.
Find the contact you are looking for.

Our Legacy

We hope you enjoy this timeline of our progress.

Additional Resources

Frequently asked questions and referenced information related to access, diversity, and inclusion...

 

Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight

Dr. Andrea Hunt, Associate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director of the Mitchell-West Center for Social InclusionDr. Andrea Hunt

Meet Dr. Andrea Hunt, another example of the impressive and dedicated faculty at UNA.

 

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