Diversity & Inclusion

The College of Humanities Committee for Diversity & Inclusion is charged with sending recommendations for implementing and practicing inclusive excellence across the board in the College. All recommendations are sent to Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and corresponding resources and guidelines will be provided here, as well as campus-wide resources hosted on the website for Diversity & Inclusion.

COH Diversity Statement

At the College of Humanities (COH), we pursue diversity and inclusiveness not as mere objectives for reaching social and institutional equity, but as philosophical principles for human understanding. We view all human stories and identities as complex, recognizing that they emerge in situated social, geographical, historical, and material circumstances. We recognize that it is impossible to engage diversity with a single language, a single story, a single history, or a single point of view. Hence, in COH we dedicate ourselves to multiculturalism, multilingualism, expansive narratives, and diverse perspectives. In recognition of the fact that human stories and identities through history are shaped by unjust social relations that still exist today, all of our practices—hiring, promotion, research, teaching, training, learning, outreach, and beyond—are guided by the principles of equity and inclusion.

In our undertakings, we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and open intellectual environment where we show each other mutual respect regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning styles, or political viewpoints. COH recognizes that only through the research of and immersion in different cultures and languages can humanity overcome the disparities and violence resulting from xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, class-based or income struggles, and gender bias, and other prejudices underlying the still-prevalent assumption that some lives matter less than others. COH is committed to diversity and inclusiveness as part of our intellectual and social responsibility to our students as we prepare them for leadership in our local, national, and global communities.

In COH, we are committed to humanizing the world, and we enact this commitment through our integral role in fulfilling the University of Arizona's land grant mission. We are dedicated to fostering excellence in all students and encouraging them to practice principles of equity and inclusion. We are committed to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff who embrace and sustain diverse practices, beliefs, and backgrounds. In aspiring to create a context that respects the academic freedom and civil rights of all COH members and partners, we are steadfast in our goal to advance the ideals of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in everything that we do. Below is a list of resources that have been compiled by the College of Humanities Diversity Committee and COH Heads and Directors

 

Resources for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona

RISA.ARIZONA.EDU bibliography on South Asian Studies and Black Lives Matter
https://risa.arizona.edu/project/black-lives-matter-summer-2020/ 
The US Library of Congress has selected this bibliography as part of their collection on important materials relating to Indian Political and Social Issues

Religious Holidays: Non-work days
https://registrar.arizona.edu/calendar-religious-holidays

University Religious Council:
https://diversity.arizona.edu/university-religious-council

CERCLL Resources for Social Justice and Anti-Racism in the L2 Classroom 

 

Language access and linguistic diversity and inclusion resources:

National Center for Interpretation:  nci.arizona.edu, 520-621-3615
NCI provides translation and interpreting services, training for translators and interpreters (all levels), consulting and research.

UA website for Diversity and Inclusion: https://diversity.arizona.edu/
This website serves as the portal to UA’s inclusive excellence efforts and resources. Here, you will find information to help you participate in these efforts — from student clubs to faculty support.

Diversity Statistics and Reports at the UA: https://diversity.arizona.edu/diversity-statistics-reports
This site provides insights into diversity at the UA by numbers.

 

Student Resource Centers

The following list provides a complete list of resource centers, or you may visit the website.

Student Resource Centers

Contact 

Location

Social Media 

African American Student Affairs

520-621-3419 

MLK Building, Rm 209

AASA Facebook

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs

520-621-3481

Nugent Building, 2nd Floor

APASA Facebook

APASA Instagram

Common Ground Alliance

520-626-1258

 

CGA Facebook

Disability Cultural Center

520-621-5279

Highland Commons, Rm. D217

DCC Facebook

Disability Resource Center

520-621-3268

Highland Commons, 1st floor 

DRC Facebook

Global Experiential Learning

520-626-6860

Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor 

GEL Facebook

Adalberto & Ann Guerrero Student Center

520-621-5627

Chavez Building, Rm 217 

GSC Facebook 

GSC Instagram

Immigrant Student Resource Center

520-626-2300

Chavez Building, Rm 203

ISRC Facebook

ISRC Instagram

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Resource Center

520-621-7585

Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 404-V

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Facebook

Native American Student Affairs

520-621-3835

Nugent Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 203-E

NASA Facebook

Survivor Advocacy Program

520-621-5767

 

Survivor Advocacy Facebook

Transfer Student Center 

520-626-6463

Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor 

 

Veterans Education & Transition Services Center

520-626-8380

520-626-0772

Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor

Arizona Health Science Library, VETS Center 2101G

 

Women and Gender Resource Center

520-621-4498

Student Union Memorial Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 404

WGRC Facebook

WGRC Instagram

 

Hispanic-serving institution (HIS) Initiatives:
https://hsi.arizona.edu/hsi-initiatives/hsi-programs

Library’s Diversity, Social Justice & Equity Council:
https://new.library.arizona.edu/about/diversity 

Resources on inclusive and accessible design:
https://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/presentation-series

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
This advocacy organization welcomes graduate students to apply to become members, and offers workshops and funding opportunities.

On avoiding gender bias in LORs:
https://csw.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/avoiding_gender_bias_in_letter_of_reference_writing.pdf

Reporting Bias on Campus:
Bias Education & Support Team

Bias Education & Support Team (BEST): https://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/BEST

 

Student Organizations/Clubs

Feminist Campus UA:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/feministcampusua?igshid=12l1dsv5h41ri

The Coalition of Black Organizations (COBA):
Instagram: https://instagram.com/cobouarizona?igshid=1lra537ohcs6t

 

Other Youth Organizations

Youth Justice Collective Tucson:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/yjctucson?igshid=1sd3zopz59ep6

Arizona Students’ Associations (ASA): www.azstudents.org
Instagram: https://instagram.com/azstudents?igshid=484vqxlmzfb

Community Care Tucson:
Youth/BIPOC/LGBTQ+ organized Mutual-Aid Project
Instagram: https://instagram.com/communitycaretucson?igshid=1g78qvq5j1of

 

Latinx/Latine Voices

Chispa Arizona, LUCHA Arizona and Puente Human Rights Movement:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/chispaarizona?igshid=5vxsa6n29ljr

 

ASUA Pride Alliance
 

This resource center is open to all students, faculty and staff, and provides a safe place to seek support. 

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs:
Offering various programs, support groups and events, this office also includes the LGBTQ Resource Center

Safe Zone:
This campus-wide training program introduces participants to the experiences of the LGBTQ community and provides tips on being a source of support.

 

Diversity-Focused Greek Organizations

Kappa Delta Chi, Delta Chapter:
Latina/Latinx Founded Sorority
Instagram: https://instagram.com/arizonakdchi?igshid=cod65wn8pn65

Delta Lambda Phi, Omega Chapter: 
Fraternity created by Gay Men, for All Men and Non-Binary Folx
Instagram: https://instagram.com/dlpomega?igshid=yeku6g4i2x2j
 

 

Anti-Racism Resources (outside UArizona)

Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/

 

Bibliography of D&I/anti-racism books: