Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity's fundamental mission is to facilitate the development of institutional programs, processes and structures that advance equity and diversity for students, faculty, staff and administrators at UAH. To that end, we support initiatives that promote and cultivate respect for differences whether based on culture, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, race or ethnicity.

Therefore, in keeping with one of the core values of the university-Inclusiveness and Diversity - the Office of Diversity is committed to nurturing a campus environment that honors the individual, celebrates differences and fosters equal opportunities for all individuals.

Songwriter Judith Henderson once said. "Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences. Our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them."

The UAH campus is a microcosm of the larger society where race, culture, gender and ethnicity continue to play a significant role in daily interactions. What better place than the university to explore, embrace, challenge and engage in dialogue and exchanges that should, and often do, lead to cognitive restructuring and social change?

The goal of The Office of Diversity, therefore, is to create, support and provide the optimal learning and working environment through diverse collaboration, which strengthens the university as a whole. The Office includes the Office of Multicultural Affairs that also provides specific on-going training, workshops and campus and community outreach programs.

Please let us know how we may serve you as we strive to make our campus a welcome place for all.