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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)


We in the College of Social and Behavioral Science recognize that diversity and inclusion are necessary for a wholistic educational experience. 

Our aim is to create and sustain a climate where all individuals treat each other with respect and dignity. Only then can we all stretch our minds to places that may feel intellectually unfamiliar, but that excite the mind and lead to new discoveries that benefit societies here and around the globe.

We do not support acts of intolerance against another's race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, ability, socioeconomic status, veteran status, size, national origin, language, religion or any other real or perceived differences based on an individual's identity.

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion are the foundation of the University of Utah's values.


Equity aims to identify and actively eliminate systemic barriers to access and opportunities that prevent the full participation of people, specifically those from historically marginalized groups in higher education. Equity ensures fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty, trainees, and staff to develop to their full academic, social, and career potential.


Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from the whole of who we are. These experiences are valued, and include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, age, religion, mental or neurological function, language, disability, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. It is this collective that makes us a stronger whole.


Inclusion is the act of creating a community where everyone is welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.  Inclusion actively embraces differences and engages historically marginalized individuals so that diversity can thrive.





Please visit a list of resources, educational materials, articles, and opportunities to GET INVOLVED with Black Lives Matter, put together by the University's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team as we move forward together as a University and a country.
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Last Updated: 4/19/23